IQ: A Smart History of a Failed Idea

IQ: A Smart History of a Failed Idea

Stephen Murdoch


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IQ a sensible heritage of a Failed Idea

""An updated, reader-friendly account of the ongoing saga of the mismeasure of ladies and men.""
—Howard Gardner, writer of Frames of brain and a number of Intelligences: New Horizons

""The excellent news is that you simply will not be confirmed after you have learn Stephen Murdoch's vital new publication. the higher information is that IQ: a sensible background of a Failed concept is compelling from its first pages, and by means of its end, Murdoch has deftly confirmed that during our zeal to quantify intelligence, we've got needlessly scarred—if no longer destroyed—the lives of thousands of people that didn't desire an IQ ranking to end up their worthy on this planet. IQ is satisfactory narrative journalism, a booklet that i'm hoping ends up in precious change.""
—Russell Martin, writer of Beethoven's Hair, Picasso's conflict, and Out of Silence

""With fast moving storytelling, freelance journalist Murdoch lines now ubiquitous yet nonetheless arguable makes an attempt to degree intelligence to its origins within the past due 19th and early 20th centuries. . . . Murdoch concludes that IQ checking out presents neither a competent nor a valuable device in realizing people's habit, nor can it are expecting their destiny good fortune or failure. . . . A considerate review and a welcome reminder of the hazards of counting on such standardized tests.""
—Publishers Weekly

""Stephen Murdoch gives you a lucid and fascinating chronicle of the ever present and occasionally insidious use of IQ assessments. this can be a clean examine a century-old and nonetheless arguable idea—that our human strength might be distilled all the way down to a unmarried try out rating. Murdoch's compelling account calls for a reexamination of our mania for psychological measurement.""
—Paul A. Lombardo, writer of 3 Generations, No Imbeciles: Eugenics, the superb court docket & greenback v. Bell

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