Measuring intelligence : facts and fallacies


Measuring intelligence : facts and fallacies

David J. Bartholomew

Cambridge University Press, 2004

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 164-167) and index



The testing of intelligence has a long and controversial history. Claims that it is a pseudo-science or a weapon of ideological warfare have been commonplace and there is not even a consensus as to whether intelligence exists and, if it does, whether it can be measured. As a result the debate about it has centred on the nurture versus nature controversy and especially on alleged racial differences and the heritability of intelligence - all of which have major policy implications. This book aims to penetrate the mists of controversy, ideology and prejudice by providing a clear non-mathematical framework for the definition and measurement of intelligence derived from modern factor analysis. Building on this framework and drawing on everyday ideas the author address key controversies in a clear and accessible style and explores some of the claims made by well known writers in the field such as Stephen Jay Gould and Michael Howe.


  • 1. The great intelligence debate: science or ideology?
  • 2. Origins
  • 3. The end of IQ?
  • 4. First steps to g
  • 5. Second steps to g
  • 6. Extracting g
  • 7. Factor analysis or principal components analysis?
  • 8. One intelligence or many?
  • 9. The bell curve: facts, fallacies and speculations
  • 10. What is g?
  • 11. Are some groups more intelligent than others?
  • 12. Is intelligence inherited?
  • 13. Facts and fallacies.

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  • ISBN
    • 0521836190
    • 0521544785
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    Cambridge, U.K.
  • ページ数/冊数
    xiv, 172 p.
  • 大きさ
    24 cm
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