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Author Murdoch, Stephen, 1968-

Title IQ : a smart history of a failed idea / Stephen Murdoch.

Publication Info. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, [2007]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  153.9 MUR    AVAILABLE
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  BF 431 .M825 2007    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  153.93 MUR    AVAILABLE
 Yorkville PL Adult Non-Fiction - YKBB-4  153.9 MUR    AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 269 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-258) and index.
Contents The problem with testing -- The origins of testing -- The birth of modern intelligence tests -- America discovers intelligence tests -- Turning back the feebleminded -- The tests that changed the world -- Alpha and beta -- From segregation to sterilization : Carrie Buck's story -- Nazis and intelligence testing -- The eleven-plus in the United Kingdom -- Intelligence testing and the death penalty in the United States -- What do IQ tests really measure? -- Alternatives to IQ -- The SAT -- Black and white IQ.
Subject Intelligence levels -- History.
Other Title I.q. : a smart history of a failed idea
ISBN 9780471699774 cloth alkaline paper
0471699772 cloth alkaline paper

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