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The Psychological Testing Movement
A discussion of the history and controversies surrounding the psychological testing movement.
# 97308 | 2,112 words | 7 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Aug 01, 2007 in Psychology (Testing) , Psychology (History of Psychology)

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This paper explores how science has impacted all areas of knowledge in modern society, the result being a desire to categorize many phenomena, particularly that of intelligence. The author further demonstrates how this quest has led to a strong movement in psychological testing to determine who has strong intelligence and who has lower intelligence. The works of several noted psychologists are analyzed in this context. The paper also gives a brief history of intelligence testing, including past and present controversies in this field.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Casse, D. (1998, August). IQ since "The Bell Curve". Commentary, 106, 33.
  • Intelligence. (2004). In The Columbia Encyclopedia (6th ed.). New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Daly, W. C. (1997). Some Mentally Retarded Children Can Benefit from Placement with Peers. Education, 117(4), 553.
  • Figueroa, R. A. (1989). Psychological Testing of Linguistic-Minority Students: Knowledge Gaps and Regulations. Exceptional Children, 56(2), 145.
  • Goslin, D. A. (1963). The Search for Ability: Standardized Testing in Social Perspective. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

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