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I have finally started reading IQ: How Psychology Hijacked Intelligence by Stephen Murdoch. Yes, my brother wrote this book and yes, I have guilt that I haven't read it yet (it was published in 2007!). Here are the the US (left) and UK (right) covers; I am reading the UK version. Notice they have different subtitles as well.
"When I was in the sixth grade, I went to my local public junior high in Santa Barbara, California, where I grew up, to take an IQ test to see whether I would be admitted to the Gifted and Talented Education program. My mother dropped me off, and I walked with trepidation to a man with a large drooping mustache in a little office who asked me a series of very strange questions."
Since my brother wrote this book I already know going in that he feels IQ tests have been misused over the past century. We've talked about it a bit, how these sorts of tests have affected the two of us and students we know...