The Measurement of Intelligence

  • H. J. Eysenck

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. History and Definition of the Concept

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. T. R. Miles
      Pages 23-35
  3. Measurement and the Problem of Units

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-38
    2. L. L. Thurstone
      Pages 39-61
    3. Cyril Burt
      Pages 62-77
  4. Development and Constancy of the IQ

  5. Types of Intelligence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-130
    2. L. L. Thurstone
      Pages 131-136
    3. Raymond B. Cattell
      Pages 155-173
    4. Philip E. Vernon
      Pages 174-184
    5. H. J. Eysenck, P. O. White
      Pages 185-190
  6. Analysis of IQ Performance

  7. Heredity and Environment: I, Twin and Familial Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-265
    2. H. J. Eysenck
      Pages 267-268
    3. Ronald S. Wilson
      Pages 269-272
    4. Arthur R. Jensen
      Pages 273-288
  8. Heredity and Environment: II, Foster and Orphanage Children

  9. Intelligence and Social Class

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 358-360
    2. Cyril Burt
      Pages 362-383
    3. William D. Crano, David A. Kenny, Donald T. Campbell
      Pages 402-419
    4. Cyril Burt
      Pages 420-426
  10. The Biological Basis of Intelligence

  11. The Paradigm and its Critics

    1. H. J. Eysenck
      Pages 479-488

About this book


This book deals with one aspect of the modern, proof, and the deductions to which they give rise, and scientific study of intelligence, namely its measurement. the social aspect, which is concerned with the "good" or The term, measurement, has difficulties attached to it "evil" consequences which follow from the scientific which rival those attached to the term, intelligence; discovery or invention. Thus IQ testing would appear to many psychologists have little idea of what the word many people to give rise to desirable and "good" conse­ means, and what are the requirements which must be quences when it enables us to pick out bright "dis­ fulfilled in order to enable "measurement" to take advantaged" children for higher educational and place. Krantz, Luce, Suppes and Tversky (1971) have university training who would otherwise not have been tried to provide us with an introduction to the "Founda­ educated up to the level of their ability. On the other tions of Measurement"; these two volumes outline the hand, IQ testing would appear to many people to give background against which attempts to measure intelli­ rise to undesirable and "bad" consequences when it gence must be evaluated. * No short excerpt or set of enables trade unions to exclude coloured workers by the readings could suffice to bring home to the "innum­ imposition of unrealistic and irrelevant intellectual erate" reader the implications of scientific measurement, requirements for membership.



Authors and affiliations

  • H. J. Eysenck
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LondonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-6131-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6129-9
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