Special Issue "Challenges in Intelligence Testing"
A special issue of Journal of Intelligence (ISSN 2079-3200).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2015) | Viewed by 71097
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On the one hand, intelligence testing has been one of the most successful enterprises in the application of psychology. The tests have proven useful not only in predicting academic success, but also in predicting a wide range of life outcomes: health, wealth, marital stability, job success, and longevity, to name a few. At the same time, some psychologists have believed that the usefulness of the tests, both as scientific instruments and as practical predictors of various kinds of success, has been compromised by various elements. Some of the arguments that have been advanced, either against the tests or in favor of broader tests, are that: (a) there is more to intelligence than IQ; (b) the tests are differentially useful (and potentially even harmful) to members of certain groups, such as ones that vary from mainstream Western society in enculturation or socialization; (c) the tests lack adequate theoretical justification; and (d) the tests are typically static rather than dynamic, so that they are unable to measure an individual’s zone of proximal development. In this symposium, contributors will discuss the challenges that intelligence tests face—both theoretical and empirical—and will bolster their claims with data supporting their points of view.
Prof. Dr. Robert J. SternbergGuest Editor
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- intelligence test
- multiple intelligences
- theories of intelligence
- group differences
- dynamic testing