By Ian Stuart-Hamilton

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-Journal of severe Psychology, Counselling & Psychotherapy

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- eu magazine of Psychiatry

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- magazine of the Royal Society for the promoting of Health

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For example, studies have persistently found that the correlation between IQ test scores and ability at 'real life' intellectual tasks is very low. , 1995). g. George Stephenson of railway engineering fame) would score very badly on conventional IQ tests. In other words, a lot of an individual's performance level is predicted by things other than their ability at an IQ task. This is for many different reasons. g. the latter could be done when the person has a cold, the former when he or she is well).

The Left favours the nurture argument, because it demonstrates that inequalities are essentially the product of an unjust society Page 35 ('Man was born free, and everywhere he is in chains' as Rousseau originally wrote, in a phrase later attributed to Engels). If inequality of ability is not a natural state, then it should not be rewarded. By the same token, racial and gender differences are illusory. The awful consequences of extremist right-wing politicians who have used the nature argument to support abhorrent policies has been seen all too clearly in this century.

Binet's was the first attempt to provide a systematically-designed objective measure. Having had a varied but prestigious career (he had initially trained as a lawyer, before turning his attention to biology and psychology) Binet was working in Paris, when in 1904 he was asked by the ministry of education to devise a test which would identify those pupils who were so intellectually disadvantaged that they merited special education. g. g. they were simply lazy). Page 25 In solving this problem, Binet had two major tasks to test 'genuine' mental ability and to grade performances for level of excellence.

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