What Intelligence Tests Miss

What Intelligence Tests Miss

The Psychology of Rational Thought

eBook - 2009
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Stanovich shows that IQ tests (or their proxies, such as the SAT) are radically incomplete as measures of cognitive functioning. They fail to assess traits that most people associate with "good thinking, " skills such as judgment and decision making. Such cognitive skills are crucial to real-world behavior, affecting the way we plan, evaluate critical evidence, judge risks and probabilities, and make effective decisions. IQ tests fail to assess these skills of rational thought, even though they are measurable cognitive processes. Rational thought is just as important as intelligence, Stanovich argues, and it should be valued as highly as the abilities currently measured on intelligence tests. --from publisher description.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2009.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 308 pages) : illustrations


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