1st Edition

Intelligence and Cultural Environment

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ISBN 9780415716475
Published January 9, 2015 by Routledge
274 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1969, Intelligence and Cultural Environment looks at the concept of intelligence and the factors influencing the mental development of children, including health and nutrition, as well as child-rearing practices. It goes on to discuss the application of intelligence tests in non-Western countries and includes both British and cross-cultural studies to illustrate this.

Inevitably a product of the time in which it was written, this book nonetheless makes a valuable contribution to intelligence theory as we know it today.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Current Conceptions of Intelligence  1 Introduction  2 Intelligence A, B and C  3 Cognitive and Intellectual Growth  4 Factorial Conceptions of Intelligence  5 What is Potentiality?  Part 2: Factors Influencing the Mental Development of Children  6 Nutritional and Health Conditions  7 Sensory-motor and Perceptual Factors  8 Language  9 Child-rearing Practices and Parental Attitudes  10 Studies of Intelligence, Achievement and Environment in Britain  11 American Studies, Particularly of Negroes  12 Some Effects of Schooling and Age  13 Types of Social Structure and Values  Part 3: The Application of Tests in Non-Western Cultures  14 General Principles  15 Extrinsic Factors in Test Performance  16 Practical Conclusions  Part 4: Studies in Britain  17 The Tests  18 What the Tests Measure  19 The Influence of Background and Personality Factors on the Scores of English Boys  20 Testing in the Hebrides  Part 5: Cross-Cultural Studies  21 Jamaica  22 Main Investigation in Jamaica  23 East African Culture and Education  24 Testing on Ugandan Boys  25 Canadian Indians and Eskimos  26 Background Data on Indian and Eskimo Boys  27 Indians and Eskimos: Test Results  Part 6: Summary and Implications  Summary and Implications.  Appendix F. Statistical Tables.  Bibliography.  Author Index.  Subject Index.

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