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August 1946

Intelligence and Its Deviations.

Arch NeurPsych. 1946;56(2):243. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1946.02300190113012

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In the first sentence of his preface the author states that "the purpose of this work is to present theoretical, experimental and clinical material on intelligence and its deviations. The subject is presented in such a way that it may be used in courses in departments of psychology and medicine." He proceeds to do this by gathering together in one volume of fifteen chapters the material usually found in books on general, social and abnormal psychology. The orientation is primarily that of the academic psychologist and the physician. There is considerable discussion of theoretic questions, such as a definition of intelligence, mental growth and the relation of environment and intelligence. There is some mention of less frequently recognized, but nevertheless important, problems connected with the measurement of intelligence. Thus, the question of motivation is touched on, as well as the difficulty of establishing a zero point in the measurement of

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