On The Issues Involved in Intelligence and IQ:
The Intelligence Quotient has been under scrutiny for decades yet it continues to be used in testing within our educational institutions. What is intelligence? How advanced is our understanding of the concept and how applicable are IQ tests in generating worthwhile results? Many people believe intelligence is sorely understood and the definitions that do exist are based on false premises that color the end results. Some people question not only the validity of IQ tests and the foundational assumptions of the intelligence quotient but also believe using such tests are of great harm to individual lives. Others believe they are useful and accurate in testing for certain criteria believed to be a part of intelligence. Still some believe they increase prejudice and discrimination. We hope to explore the subject of intelligence and IQ here.