Conceptual Foundations Of Iq Testing

  title={Conceptual Foundations Of Iq Testing},
  author={Sheldon H. White},
  journal={Psychology, Public Policy and Law},
  • S. White
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology
  • Psychology, Public Policy and Law
Cognitive neuroscience has not yet arrived at a definition of what human "intelligence" is. Intelligence is a chapter-heading word used in the 19th century to denote some unspecified mental property that increases in evolution. Other words were given speculative evolutionary meanings in the 19th century: genius, degeneracy, retardation. When the Binet-Simon test came along as a test to screen degrees of mental retardation, later as a pupil classification instrument, some (not Binet) associated… Expand
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