Intelligence and culture: History and assessment

Donald H. Saklofske, Fons J.R. Van de Vijver, Thomas Oakland, Elias Mpofu, Lisa A. Suzuki

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This chapter examines current views on intelligence and its assessment with a particular focus on the cultural context. The topics to be addressed are discussed in three parts: historical influences, cultural issues in conceptualizing and assessing intelligence, and adapting and developing intelligence test adaptation in the wider world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Intelligence
Subtitle of host publicationEvolutionary Theory, Historical Perspective, and Current Concepts
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781493915620
ISBN (Print)9781493915613
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Assessment
  • Culture
  • Definition
  • History
  • Intelligence
  • Test adaptation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology
  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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