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Author Hanson, F. Allan, 1939-

Title Testing testing : social consequences of the examined life / F. Allan Hanson
Published Berkeley ; London : University of California Press, [1993]


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Description ix, 378 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction: Infinite Examination -- Pt. I. Authenticity Tests. 2. Before Science: The Early History of Authenticity Testing. 3. Lie Detection. 4. No Sanctuary. 5. Testing and the War on Drugs. 6. From Drug Control to Mind Control -- Pt. II. Qualifying Tests. 7. The Forest of Pencils. 8. Willing, Ready, and Able: Vocational Testing. 9. "Artificial" Intelligence. 10. Conclusion: Man the Measured --Appendix: Drug Testing Tables
Summary This book is about how our addiction to testing influences both society and ourselves as socially defined persons. The analysis focuses on tests of people, particularly tests in schools, intelligence tests, vocational interest tests, lie detection, integrity tests, and drug tests. Diagnostic psychiatric tests and medical tests are included only tangentially. --From publisher's description
Analysis Testing
Notes Bibliography: p353-374. - Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-374) and index
Notes A digital reproduction is available from E-Editions, a collaboration of the University of California Press and the California Digital Library's eScholarship program
Subject Examinations -- History.
Examinations -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
Examinations -- Social aspects -- United States.
Self-perception -- Social aspects -- United States.
Social control.
LC no. 92032639
ISBN 0520080602 (alk. paper)
0520086481 (paperback)
Other Titles Testing testing