IQ Testing 101

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Springer Publishing Company, Jul 20, 2009 - Psychology - 360 pages
  • Does your IQ really measure your intelligence?
  • Is IQ genetic?
  • Can your IQ vary?
  • Do we get smarter or dumber as we get older?
  • How will IQ tests be different in the future?

Dr. Kaufman, a leading expert on the development of IQ tests, explores these critical questions and many more in IQ Testing 101. This book provides a brief, compelling introduction to the topic of IQ testing-its mysteries, misconceptions, and truths.

This newest edition to the popular Psych 101 Series presents a common-sense approach to what IQ is and what it is not. In lucid, engaging prose, Kaufman explains the nature of IQ testing, as well as where it came from, and where it's going in the future. A quick, fun, even enlightening read, not only for psychologists and educators, but for anyone interested in the study of intelligence.

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Contents

Chapter 1 Why Would Anyone Want to Read a Book About IQ Testing?
1
Who Invented the IQ Test?
15
At Long LastTheory Meets Practice
55
We All Know What IQs AreDont We?
103
How Accurate Are IQ Tests?
137
Is IQ Genetic?
171
Are Our IQs Fixed or Are They Malleable?
201
Do We Get Smarter or Dumber as We Reach Old Age?
223
Lead Level Learning Disabilities and IQ
249
Chapter 10 The Future of IQ Tests
287
References
301
Index
335
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