chapter  2
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Intelligence Testing

W E are constantly judging the intelligence of the people around us. Teachers and parents are watching their children and are making inferences from what the children do and say as to whether they are bright or dull. This act or this statement is stupid. That act or that remark is clever. If our child does not get on well with his school work, we are worried and we try to find reasons for his failure, and if we cannot find any good reason, we may reluctantly come to the conclusion that perhaps he is not as bright as we thought. A teacher is continually sizing up her pupils as to their general intelligence from what they do and say in school.