Almost immediately after he developed it, ________ expressed concern about the misinterpretation, overgeneralization, and misuse of his IQ test. a. J. P. Guilford b. Alfred Binet c. L. L. Thurstone d. Charles Spearman 6. One of the common concerns associated with IQ testing is that a. a wide variety of human behaviors is being measured b. a person's performance is compared against others’ performances c. testing is used to
Being the son of a top ranking admiral in the Navy, his case became highly publicized. While obviously being against torture, he also believes it is morally wrong for the torturer. In his work, he gives three main points to support his war on torture: the issue of the reliability intelligence gained (423), other country’s following in our footsteps regarding torture (424), and the mental harm inflicted in the process (424). In war, the soldiers strategically use intelligence in order to gain an upper hand over the enemy. But what good is intelligence if it’s not accurate (423)?
Introduction Since Alfred Binot first instrumented standardised intelligence tests in the schools of Paris to identify learning difficulties, there has been substantial questioning into the objectivity and validity of IQ testing. Intelligence testing has been wildly controversial for both scientific and political reasons because of the problem in the belief that intelligence is an entity which can be somehow captured or measured. This essay aims to address a number of assumptions put forward by the broader psychological community that intelligence testing can indicate fundamental intellectual ability, examine “racial differences”,
The sociological impact that research within the area of intelligence has had on political decisions was illustrated to show how the media can influence the impressionable public opinion, which might inhibit or derail further research. The conclusion was that intelligence, measured as IQ, is malleable. It is important, though, to understand the conditions under which progress
Journalist Daniel Flynn, Author of A Conservative History of the American Left, Why the Left Hates America: Exposing the Lies That Have Obscured Our Nation's Greatness, and Intellectual Morons: How Ideology Makes Smart People Fall for Stupid Ideas[Flynnfiles.com], points out the bias and assumption in Zinn’s work in his article “Howard Zinn’s Biased History” of the History News Network[Flynn]. And while Flynn may seem a little radical, he does make a fair point when he notices how Zinn demeans our founding fathers noble and historical actions to a greed filled angle created souly to benefit the upper class by
These results are discouraging because they imply discrimination in the evaluation of school and job performance (Berscheid & Walster, 1972; Dipbaze, Fromkin, & Wilback, 1975) as well as in judgments concerning moral or legal transgressions (Dion, 1972; Sigall & Ostrove, 1975). Since this research suggests unfair treatment of people, it is important to examine in detail reports concerning this bias. The most often cited experiment on an attractiveness-induced halo effect was reported by Landy and Sigall (1974). 1A similar version of this article was presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, April 1976. Thanks are due to Jan Ault, Lynn
Body Paragraph 2 A. After analyzing Garrow’s article, one is led to believe that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s reason for cheating is because he wanted to become a political ﬁgure who would have extra power for obtaining a PhD. Due to the fact that his poor intellectual ability was an obstacle for him to obtain the title that he earned fairly, he went after them by any means necessary. B. Americans should stop giving this man all the credit they do because majority of his work was not even his. They should praise other people who actually did do good for america and did not need to recur to
The ones that are against racial profiling have thought of an alternative solution, which is behavioral profiling. Behavioral profiling, hence the name, means to base the law enforcers' suspicion according to that person’s behavior instead of race. With this more effective system, it balances our protection from both terrorism and violating someone’s civil rights. One reasonable example on why we shouldn’t racial profile is the popular bomber in United Kingdom, Richard Reid, who doesn’t fit the profile that they have created for terrorists. Individuals have also made good arguments about the negative outcome that racial profiling might bring to our society.
In other words, truth is an illusion. Similarly ethics and morality are social constructs. In other words, faith becomes more important than science or logic. The central tenets of Postmodernism includes elevation of text and language as a fundamental phenomena of existence, questioning of reality as represented because of inherent flaws in language, and a general critique of western institutions and knowledge (Kuznar, 2008). It is evident that there is a fundamental tension between the two world views.
Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction. The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals. The late Eugene Talmadge, in my opinion, possessed one of the better minds