Why Intelligence Tests Should Be Used

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Post by Day 3 an argument for or against the use of intelligence tests given the existence of group differences. Justify your argument using the Learning Resources and current literature.


Gregory, R. (2013). Psychological testing: History, principles, and applications (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Psychological Testing: History, Principles, and Applications

  • Chapter 5, “Theories and Individual Tests of Intelligence and Achievement”
    • Topic 5A: “Theories of Intelligence and Factor Analysis”
  • Chapter 6, “Groups Tests and Controversies in Ability Testing”
    • Topic 6B: “Test Bias and Other Controversies”
  • Article: Brooks-Gunn, J., Klebanov, P. K., & Duncan, G. J. (1996). Ethnic differences in children's intelligence test scores: Role of economic deprivation, home environment, and maternal characteristics. Child Development, 67(2), 396–408.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database.
  • Article: Kaufman, A. S., & Horn, J. L. (1996). Age changes on tests of fluid and crystallized ability for women and men on the Kaufman Adolescent and Adult Intelligence Test (KAIT) at ages 17–94 years. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 11(2), 97–121.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Science Direct database.
  • Article: McGrew, K. S. (2009). CHC theory and the human cognitive abilities project: Standing on the shoulders of the giants of psychometric intelligence research. Intelligence, 37(1), 1–10.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Science Direct database.
  • Article: MacCann, C. (2010). Further examination of emotional intelligence as a standard intelligence: A latent variable analysis of fluid intelligence, crystallized intelligence, and emotional intelligence. Personality and Individual Differences, 49(5), 490–496.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Science Direct database.

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