Publisher: Cambridge University Press; First edition (March 13, 1998)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 9.8 MB
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This e-book deals the 1st whole research of the origins of yank intelligence trying out. It follows the existence and paintings of Henry Herbert Goddard, America's first intelligence tester and writer of the well-known American eugenics tract, The Kallikak kinfolk. The booklet strains the controversies surrounding Goddard's efforts to deliver Alfred Binet's assessments of intelligence from France to the US and to introduce them into the fundamental associations of yank life--from hospitals to school rooms to courtrooms. It exhibits how testers used their findings to deal with the main urgent social and political questions in their day, together with povery, crime, prostitution, alcoholism, immigration restrict, and armed forces preparedness. It additionally explores the wider legacies of the trying out circulation by means of exhibiting how Goddard's rules helped to reshape the very which means of psychological retardation, exact schooling, medical psychology, and the "normal" brain in ways in which will be felt for the remainder of the century.