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Intelligence Tests
A discussion on the history of intelligence testing.
# 93830 | 1,060 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Apr 11, 2007 in Psychology (Testing) , Sociology (General) , History (General)

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This paper explores the various forms of intelligence testing from the medieval period through contemporary times. It discusses the shift in intelligence theory as well as the psychologist's thoughts and views on the uses and implications of intelligence tests. It explains that today this knowledge helps ensure that individuals are afforded ample opportunities to excel and enables those deficient in one or more areas to receive the support they need to succeed. The paper explores various eras in IQ testing. It also expands on the pros and cons of intelligence testing in each era.

Medieval Period
Modern Era

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gardner, H. (1997). "Multiple intelligence as a partner in school improvement." Educational Leadership, 55(1): 20-21.
  • Pintner, R. (1923). Intelligence testing: Methods and results. New York: Henry Holt.
  • Schlinger, H.D. (2003). "The myth of intelligence." Psychological Record, 53(1): 15.
  • Stanford, P. (2003). "Multiple intelligence for every classroom." Intervention in School & Clinic, 39(2): 80.
  • Sternberg, R.J., Wagner, R.K., Williams, W.M. & Horvath, J.A. (1995). "Testing common sense." American Psychologist, 50(1): 912-26.

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