American Beliefs and Attitudes About Intelligence

Orville Brim
6.00 x 9.00 in.
300 pages
December, 1969
ISBN: 978-0-87154-152-9

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Based on two national surveys--one of adults and one of secondary school students, this volume reports on their experiences with and their attitudes toward standardized tests of intelligence. The authors analyze the relations between a person's beliefs about the nature of intelligence, his estimate of his own intelligence, his attitudes concerning tests, and other personal characteristics.

ORVILLE G. BRIM, JR. is president of the Russell Sage Foundation and a sociologist.

DAVID C. GLASS is professor of psychology at New York University.

JOHN NEULINGER is assistant professor of psychology at City College of The City University of New York.

IRA J. FIRESTONE is assistant professor of psychology at Wayne State University.


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