Intelligence Men: Makers of the IQ Controversy / Edition 1

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Overview

Is intelligence determined by nature's genetic blueprints or by environment's nurturing? Few debates have so polarized the scientific and lay communities over the past century as the IQ controversy. In this brilliant and highly readable volume, psychologist Raymond E. Fancher, author of books on Sigmund Freud and on the lives and ideas of the great psychologists, turns a historical eye toward the scientists who have played, leading roles in the intelligence debate. It is a rich and exciting narrative of the lives and ideas of such intellects as John Stuart Mill, Francis Galton, Alfred Binet, and Arthur Jensen, among others, who have shaped the concept of intelligence over the past two hundred years.This book illuminates a controversy that will not go away, one whose impact continues to be felt in many public educational systems throughout the Western world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393955255
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/1987
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Raymond E. Fancher is a Senior Scholar and Professor Emeritus at York University in Toronto. A founder of York’s Ph.D. program in the History and Theory of Psychology, he has served as editor of the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences and held top executive positions with the Society for the History of Psychology (Division 26 of the American Psychological Association) and Cheiron (The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences). The author of nearly 100 publications on the history of psychology, he is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the History of Psychology.

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