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Inventing Intelligence

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Informationen zum Autor Elaine E. Castles! PhD! is a licensed psychologist and the author of "We're People First": The Social and ... Lire la suite
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Informationen zum Autor Elaine E. Castles! PhD! is a licensed psychologist and the author of "We're People First": The Social and Emotional Lives of Individuals with Mental Retardation. Klappentext Most of us assume that people in every period and in every region of the world have understood and valued intelligence in the same way we do today. Our modern concept of intelligence! however! is actually quite recent! emerging from the dramatic social and scientific changes that rocked the United States during the 19th century. Inventing Intelligence: How America Came to Worship IQ discusses the historical context for understanding the development of the concept of intelligence and the tests used to measure it. The author delves into the intertwined issues of IQ! heredity! and merit to offer a provocative look at how Americans came to overvalue IQ and the personal and social problems that have resulted.

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Elaine E. Castles, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and the author of "We're People First": The Social and Emotional Lives of Individuals with Mental Retardation.



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Most of us assume that people in every period and in every region of the world have understood and valued intelligence in the same way we do today. Our modern concept of intelligence, however, is actually quite recent, emerging from the dramatic social and scientific changes that rocked the United States during the 19th century. Inventing Intelligence: How America Came to Worship IQ discusses the historical context for understanding the development of the concept of intelligence and the tests used to measure it. The author delves into the intertwined issues of IQ, heredity, and merit to offer a provocative look at how Americans came to overvalue IQ and the personal and social problems that have resulted.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Inventing Intelligence
Sous-titre: How America Came to Worship IQ
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Code EAN: 9781440803376
ISBN: 1440803374
Format: Livre Relié
nombre de pages: 210
Poids: 487g
Taille: H240mm x B161mm x T16mm
Année: 2012