Item #11975 Intelligence: Its Manifestations and Measurement. Paul L. Boynton.

Intelligence: Its Manifestations and Measurement

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1933.

Hardcover. 8" X 5 1/2". xi, 466pp. Wear to black cloth over boards with rubbing, toning, and bumps to covers, corners, and edges. Yellow markings to front and rear cover. Light dust-spotting to edges of text block. Inked notation and previous author's name to front endpapers. Occasional penciled notation to pages. Binding is sound.

Professor Boynton's definition of intelligence must be attacked as orthodox and excessively biological. One shortcoming of this book is that modern biology would not support Boynton in the claim that function of any kind may be inherited. Another shortcoming of the book is the fact that the author does not include in it what every student of the subject, certainly every beginning student, wants to know: a systematic presentation of the steps through which a test must pass before becoming standardized for use. One reason for this omission is possibly the fact that the validity of intelligence testing is not as easy to prove as is the reliability of standard tests. The reviewer's third criticism is in reference to the careless English in which the presentation of material is couched. In spite of this difficulty, however, the book is eminently readable. Several valuable features of the book are its emphasis on the sociocultural influences in the development of intelligent behavior, the section dealing with the methods of interpreting test data, and the chapter containing detailed instructions to testers.(American Psychological Association). Good. Item #11975

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