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ERIC Number: ED455640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Testing: Let's Put It to the Test.
Miller, Phyllis, Ed.
Mensa Research Journal, n45 Fall 2000
In this journal issue, articles examine various aspects of testing intelligence, creativity, and psychopathology. Featured articles include: (1) "Monglottosis: What's Wrong with the Idea of IQ Meritocracy and Its Racy Cousins?" (Johan W. Oller, Jr.), which shows empirically and theoretically that even nonverbal IQ tests mainly measure powers of reasoning accessed through the primary language of the test-takers and that verbal IQ scores assess proficiency in the language of the tests; (2) "Are Americans Becoming More or Less Alike? Trends in Race, Class and Ability Differences in Intelligence" (Wendy M. Williams and Stephen J. Ceci), which discusses findings indicating there is no evidence that dysgenic trends have caused declining American students' test scores and that there is a growing convergence across racial, socioeconomic, and ability related segments of American society; (3) "Self-Report Measures of Intelligence: Are They Useful as Proxy IQ Tests?" (Delray L. Paulhus and others), which discusses findings that indicate use of indirect and direct measures failed to yield valid results; (4) "Gifted--Through Whose Cultural Lens? An Application of Postpositivistic Mode of Inquiry" (Jean Sunde Peterson), which discusses findings that indicate the model of inquiry can be useful for those who seek new ways to conceptualize giftedness; (5) "Is the Proof in the Pudding? Reanalysis of Torrance's (1958 to Present) Longitudinal Data" (Jonathan A. Plucker), which discusses findings that just under half of the variance in adult creative achievement could be explained by divergent thinking test scores, with the contribution of divergent thinking being more than three times that of intelligence quotients; and (6) "Rorschach Interpretation with High-Ability Adolescent Females: Psychopathology or Creative Thinking?" (Kristen W. Franklin and Dewey G. Cornell), which discusses findings that higher scores on the Rorschach Schizophrenia Index among gifted female adolescents were correlated with healthy emotional adjustment. (Articles include references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Cultural Differences, Divergent Thinking, Evaluation Methods, Females, Gifted, Intelligence Tests, Psychopathology, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Test Validity
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
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Authoring Institution: American Mensa Education and Research Foundation, Arlington, TX.
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