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  1. L'intelligenza tra natura e cultura.Davide Serpico - 2022 - Turin: Rosenberg & Sellier.
    ENG: We all have our own ideas about what it is like to be intelligent. Indeed, even the experts disagree on this topic. This has generated diverse theories on the nature of intelligence and its genetic and environmental bases. Many scientific and philosophical questions thus remain unaddressed: is it possible to characterize intelligence in scientific terms? What do IQ tests measure? How is intelligence influenced by genetics, epigenetics, and the environment? What are the ethical and social implications of the research (...)
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  2. G as Bridge Model.Devin Sanchez Curry - 2021 - Philosophy of Science 88 (5):1067-1078.
    Psychometric g—a statistical factor capturing intercorrelations between scores on different IQ tests—is of theoretical interest despite being a low-fidelity model of both folk psychological intelligence and its cognitive/neural underpinnings. Psychometric g idealizes away from those aspects of cognitive/neural mechanisms that are not explanatory of the relevant variety of folk psychological intelligence, and it idealizes away from those varieties of folk psychological intelligence that are not generated by the relevant cognitive/neural substrate. In this manner, g constitutes a high-fidelity bridge model of (...)
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  3. Numbering the Mind: Questionnaires and the Attitudinal Public.Jacy L. Young - 2017 - History of the Human Sciences 30 (4):32-53.
    During the interwar years psychologists Louis Leon Thurstone and Rensis Likert produced newly standardized forms of questionnaires. Both built on developments in mental testing, including the use of restricted sets of answers and the emergence of statistical techniques, to create questionnaires that employed numerical scaling. This transformation in shape of questionnaires was intimately tied up with both psychologists’ nominal subject of investigation: attitudes. Efforts to render psychology a socially valuable and influential science spurred psychologists to create sophisticated and increasingly precise (...)
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  4. The Mental Test as a Boundary Object in Early-20th-Century Russian Child Science.Andy Byford - 2014 - History of the Human Sciences 27 (4):22-58.
    This article charts the history of mental testing in the context of the rise and fall of Russian child science between the 1890s and the 1930s. Tracing the genealogy of testing in scientific experimentation, scholastic assessment, medical diagnostics and bureaucratic accounting, it follows the displacements of this technology along and across the boundaries of the child science movement. The article focuses on three domains of expertise – psychology, pedagogy and psychiatry, examining the key guises that mental testing assumed in them (...)
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  5. Measuring Minds: Henry Herbert Goddard and the Origins of American Intelligence Testing by Leila Zenderland. [REVIEW]Katherine Pandora - 1999 - Isis 90:395-396.
  6. Measuring the Mind: Education and Psychology in England, C. 1860-C. 1990 by Adrian Wooldridge. [REVIEW]John Carson - 1996 - Isis 87:191-192.
  7. The Definition of a Profession: The Authority of Metaphor in the History of Intelligence Testing, 1890-1930 by JoAnne Brown. [REVIEW]John Carson - 1994 - Isis 85:722-723.
  8. Schools as Sorters: Lewis M. Terman, Applied Psychology, and the Intelligence Testing Movement, 1890-1930 by Paul Davis Chapman; Lewis M. Terman: Pioneer in Psychological Testing by Henry L. Minton. [REVIEW]Leila Zenderland - 1991 - Isis 82:415-416.
  9. IQ And Mental Testing: An Unnatural Science And Its Social History By Brian Evans; Bernard Waites. [REVIEW]Daniel N. Robinson - 1982 - Isis 73 (3):480-481.