Testing and intelligence

United States, 1989

Film
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Episode number 16 of Series “Discovering psychology”.
How smart are you? Can the richness and complexity of intelligence be summed up in a number? and what is the effect of this number on you? In this program Philip Zimbardo looks at the controversial area of psychometrics, of cognitive, intelligence tests and psychological assessment tests. He introduces the different tests established by Binet, Galton, Wexler and others and stresses the extreme care that must be taken in administering and using the tests. He concludes by summarising the nature versus nurture argument which has been provoked by testing.

Credits

co-producer

David Espar

Tuggelin Yourgrau

production company

WGBH (Boston)

Language

English

Duration

00:28:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37973

Subject categories

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Intelligence tests

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Nature and nurture

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Nature and nurture

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Psychological tests

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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