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Human Abilities in Cultural Context

Human Abilities in Cultural Context

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S. H. Irvine, J. W. Berry, Robert J. Sternberg, H. J. Eysenck, Arthur R. Jensen, Joseph R. Royce, Ype H. Poortinga, Henk van der Flier, Paul Kline, Philip Anthony Vernon, Douglas N. Jackson, Samuel Messick, Cigdem Kagitcibasi, Isik Savasir, Knut A. Hagtvet, Johan O. Undheim, Daphne M. Keats, John A. Keats, I. M. Kendall, Mary Ann Vester, J. W. Von Mollendorf, J. W. C. Chan, Philip E. Vernon, Saburo Iwawaki, Damian McShane, J. W. Berry, L. Z. Klich, Helmut Reuning, J. P. Das, Amulya Kanti Satpathy Khurana, Gajendra K. Verma, J. M. Verster, R. J. Prinsloo
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  • Date Published: January 2011
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521142113

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  • Originally published in 1988, Human Abilities in Cultural Context constituted a major development in conceptualising and studying human abilities. It formed a unique reference frame. This study offers a re-evaluation of ability theory by the editors, S. H. Irvine and J. W. Berry, and strong individual statements by H. J. Eysenck, Arthur R. Jensen, Joseph R. Royce, and Robert J. Sternberg, who represent markedly different approaches to the measurement of intelligence. It also focuses on contexts in which the limits of assessment by psychological tests are defined: in minority native groups in North America, in migrants to Britain, in lower-caste enclaves in India, among African minorities, and among Australian Aborigines. Written by long-term residents of the regions in question, these chapters presented a wealth of fresh data in relation to Western formulations of theory and practice.

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    • Date Published: January 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521142113
    • length: 636 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 33 mm
    • weight: 0.88kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Part I. Human Abilities in Theoretical Cultures
    Section 1. Holistic Theories:
    1. The abilities of mankind: a revaluation S. H. Irvine and J. W. Berry
    2. A triatchic view of intelligence in cross-cultural perspective Robert J. Sternberg
    Section 2. Biometric Fundamentalism:
    3. The biological basis of intelligence H. J. Eysenck
    4. Speed of information processing and population differences Arthur R. Jensen
    Section 3. Structural Psychometrics:
    5. The factor model as a theoretical basis for individual differences Joseph R. Royce
    6. The meaning of item bias in ability tests Ype H. Poortinga and Henk van der Flier
    Part II. Cultural Responses to Ability Measurement
    Section 4. Europe and North America:
    7. The British 'cultural influence' on ability testing Paul Kline
    8. Cultural influences on patterns of abilities in North America Philip Anthony Vernon, Douglas N. Jackson and Samuel Messick
    9. Human abilities in the Eastern Mediterranean Cigdem Kagitcibasi and Isik Savasir
    10. The Norwegian tests and measurements in cultural context Knut A. Hagtvet and Johan O. Undheim
    Section 5. Africa, Asia, and Australia:
    11. Human assessment in Australia Daphne M. Keats and John A. Keats
    12. Test performance of blacks in Southern Africa I. M. Kendall, Mary Ann Vester, and J. W. Von Mollendorf
    13. Individual differences among the peoples of China J. W. C. Chan and Philip E. Vernon
    14. Japanese abilities and achievements Saburo Iwawaki and Philip E. Vernon
    Part III. Cultural Limits Upon Human Assessment
    Section 6. Minorities and Enclaves:
    15. Native North Americans: Indian and Inuit abilities Damian McShane and J. W. Berry
    16. Aboriginal cognition and psychological nescience L. Z. Klich
    17. Testing Bushmen in the Central Kalahari Helmut Reuning
    18. Caste and cognitive processes J. P. Das and Amulya Kanti Satpathy Khurana
    19. Educational adaptation and achievement of ethnic minority adolescents in Britain Gajendra K. Verma
    20. The diminishing test performance gap between English speakers and Afrikaans speakers in South Africa J. M. Verster and R. J. Prinsloo
    Author index
    Subject index.

  • Editors

    S. H. Irvine

    J. W. Berry

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    S. H. Irvine, J. W. Berry, Robert J. Sternberg, H. J. Eysenck, Arthur R. Jensen, Joseph R. Royce, Ype H. Poortinga, Henk van der Flier, Paul Kline, Philip Anthony Vernon, Douglas N. Jackson, Samuel Messick, Cigdem Kagitcibasi, Isik Savasir, Knut A. Hagtvet, Johan O. Undheim, Daphne M. Keats, John A. Keats, I. M. Kendall, Mary Ann Vester, J. W. Von Mollendorf, J. W. C. Chan, Philip E. Vernon, Saburo Iwawaki, Damian McShane, J. W. Berry, L. Z. Klich, Helmut Reuning, J. P. Das, Amulya Kanti Satpathy Khurana, Gajendra K. Verma, J. M. Verster, R. J. Prinsloo

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