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Author Richardson, John T. E

Title Howard Andrew Knox : pioneer of intelligence testing at Ellis Island / John T. E. Richardson

Publ Info New York : Columbia University Press, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  BF432.5.N65 R53 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  BF432.5.N65 R53 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xxxii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Before Ellis Island -- Early years -- Army days -- The context -- Immigration, intelligence, and the public health service -- The measurement of intelligence -- At Ellis Island -- Developing the Ellis Island tests -- The Ellis Island tests -- Popularizing the work at Ellis Island -- Practical issues in intelligence testing -- After Ellis Island -- The legacy -- Developing performance scales -- Borrowing the Ellis Island tests -- What do performance tests measure? -- An appraisal
Note Consulting published and unpublished sources, Richardson establishes a chronology of Knox's life, including details of his medical training and his time as a physician for the U.S. Army. He describes the conditions that gave rise to intelligence testing, including the public's concern that the United States was opening its doors to the mentally unfit. He then recounts the development of intelligence tests by Knox and his colleagues and the widely-discussed publication of their research. --from publisher description
LC subject Nonverbal intelligence tests -- United States
Knox, Howard Andrew, 1885-1949
Mesh Subject Knox, Howard Andrew, 1885-1949
Physicians -- United States -- Biography
Intelligence Tests -- history -- United States
ISBN 9780231141680 (cloth : alk. paper)
0231141688 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780231512114 (ebook)
0231512112 (ebook)