Iq In Question

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Overview

'Michael Howe has presented an accessible and thorough discussion of all aspects of IQ and intelligence. This book is an important counterweight to many prevailing myths' - Professor George Mandler, University of California, San Diego

Views about intelligence and IQ have profound effects, influencing both social and educational policy. In this provocative and accessible book, Michael Howe exposes serious flaws in our most widely accepted beliefs about intelligence. He shows that crucial assumptions are simply wrong. IQ is real enough, but the common idea that a quality of intelligence is the underlying cause of people's differing abilities is based on poor science as well as faulty reasoning. IQ in Question contradicts erroneous and destructive claims such as:

· IQ tests provide a measure of inherent mental capacities

· intelligence and 'race' are linked

· IQ measures are good predictors of a person's success

· intelligence cannot be changed

· there is a 'gene for intelligence'

· low IQ always means restricted capabilities

IQ in Question demonstrates that ill-based beliefs such as these have had destructive social consequences. It offers a clear and powerful case for a better understanding of human intelligence. The book will be essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the real nature of human abilities and the reasons why people differ.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761955788
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/15/1997
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael J A Howe is Professor of Psychology at the University of Exeter. He has written widely about human intelligence and his publications include The Origins of Exceptional Abilities (1990) and Fragments of Genius (1989).

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Doubtful Beginnings
Can IQ Be Increased?
Race and Intelligence
Is High IQ a Necessity?
Using IQ Scores To Make Predictions
Genetics and Intelligence
Newer Approaches to Intelligence
Raising Children's Intelligence
Twelve Well-Known 'Facts' about Intelligence Which Are Not True

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