IQ in Question
The Truth About Intelligence
By (author) Michael J. A. Howe
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IQ in Question by Michael J. A. Howe
Book Description'In this remarkably economical, clear and informed book, Mike Howe...sets about unravelling the formidable semantic, logical and empirical knots into which IQ testers and their supporters have tied themselves...Howe suggests that we have, for decades, been asking the wrong kinds of questions. He points to the number of alternative, theoretically richer, views of human intelligence that don't reduce all to a single dimension...this is rendered with an easy, readable style which assumes no previous technical knowledge' - British Journal of Educational Psychology 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 and have had destructive social consequences. 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. Offering a powerful case for a better understanding of human intelligence, 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'; and low IQ always means restricted capabilities.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761955788
(234mm x 156mm x 9mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael J. A. Howe
Genius Explained, Paperback (May 2001)
This study controversially suggests genius is made not born by tracing the lives of famous figures.
Psychology of High Abilities, Paperback (July 1999)
This text reveals the causes of impressive accomplishments, discovering how and why people differ in their capabilities. Topics covered include prodigies, geniuses, the acceleration of development in young people and the influences on young people.
Teacher's Guide to the Psychology of Learning, Paperback (April 1999)» View all books by Michael J. A. Howe
Presents an account of how children learn and of the kinds of knowledge and skills they acquire at school. This title gives practical account of learning, remembering and related processes. It draws upon cognitive psychology to increase our understanding of those kinds of learning that are needed for making progress in the classroom.
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Author Biography - Michael J. A. Howe
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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