The Resource The rising curve : long-term gains in IQ and related measures, edited by Ulric Neisser, (electronic resource)

The rising curve : long-term gains in IQ and related measures, edited by Ulric Neisser, (electronic resource)

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The rising curve : long-term gains in IQ and related measures
Title
The rising curve
Title remainder
long-term gains in IQ and related measures
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ulric Neisser
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Language
eng
Summary
For a long time now, intelligence and achievement tests have been cast as the bearers of bad news. In The Bell Curve, R. Herrnstein and C. Murray (see record 1994-98748-000) argued that there are sharp limits on the intelligence of most of the population; they also noted that the test scores of several minority groups have been chronically low. But the trends documented here tell a different story. The authors show that intelligence test scores are going up everywhere in the world; what's more, the Black-White gap in the school achievement of American children has closed substantially in recent years. Authors from the fields of psychology, sociology, psychometrics, and nutrition present and defend different interpretations of these findings. Do the IQ gains reflect genuine gains in intelligence? Are they due to cultural changes, better schools, increased test sophistication, or improved diet and health? Were the government programs established during the "War on Poverty" partly responsible for the school gains of minority children in the 1970s. The final section addresses the issue: Will the different birth rates of different social classes inevitably produce a "dysgenic trend," as Herrnstein and Murray have claimed? (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
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DcWaAPA
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF431
LC item number
.R477 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Neisser, Ulric
  • EBSCOhost
  • American Psychological Association
Series statement
APA science volumes
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  • Intelligence levels
  • African Americans
  • Intellect
  • Intelligence
  • African Americans
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The rising curve : long-term gains in IQ and related measures, edited by Ulric Neisser, (electronic resource)
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Note
Based on papers presented at a conference held in the spring of 1996 at Emory University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 415 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
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(DcWaAPA)apa00000248
Label
The rising curve : long-term gains in IQ and related measures, edited by Ulric Neisser, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Based on papers presented at a conference held in the spring of 1996 at Emory University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 415 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DcWaAPA)apa00000248

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