Thursday, September 07, 2006

On the importance of intelligence testing: Two important APA background publications

Over on the NASP listserv the topic of the importance of intelligence testing is (again) being discussed. I'm not going to add all my thoughts to the discussion, but would remind those involved in the discussion (of the importance of the construct of intelligence and psychological testing in general) to pay attention to two official (and important and highly visible) APA sponsored publications regarding these two issues.

One is the classic "Intelligence: Knowns and Unknowns" (Neisser et al, 1996), which was the result of the work (largely in response to the Bell Curve) of the APA Task Force: Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment. The other article (Psychological Testing and Psychological Assessment) (Meyer et al., 2001) was produced by the APA Psychological Assessment Work Group (PAWG)

Warning. The links I provide to the articles will take you to pdf copies of the articles that are quite large. Each is over 3+ MB in size. High speed connection recommended.

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