Intellectual Abilities: Theoretical and Applied Assessment Considerations
The assessment of intellectual abilities has held a special place in the history of psychology. Starting with the establishment of the civil service program in China approximately 4,200 years ago, to the Spanish physician Juan Huarte’s Examen de Ingenios in 1575, the assessment of aptitude, whether valid or invalid throughout the centuries, has attempted to capture the broad range of intellectual abilities noted by Sir Francis Galton in 1869 when he stated that “There is continuity of natural ability reaching from one knows not what height, and descending to one can hardly say what depth” (Galton, 1869).
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