Testing Testing : Social Consequences of the Examined Life. First Edition.

By: HANSON, F. Allan

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HANSON, F. Allan. Testing Testing : Social Consequences of the Examined Life. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (1993). First Printing. Pp. (8),ix,(1),1-378,(2). 8vo, navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "'America is awash in tests,' says Allan Hanson. 'In a very real sense, tests have invented all of us.' 'Testing Testing' is a daring and powerfully argued challenge to what might be called a national addiction. The American preoccupation with testing -- for aptitude, intelligence, truthfulness, integrity, or drugs -- has resulted in a panoply of techniques dedicated to scanning, probing, weighing, perusing, and recording every last detail of ourpersonal traits and life experiences." - from the dust jacket. Contents: 1 . Introduction: Infinite Examination; 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; 7. The Forest of Pencils; 8. Willing, Ready, and Able: Vocational Testing; 9. "Artificial" Intelligence; 10. Conclusion: Man the Measured. Very good in dust jacket. 20.00

Title: Testing Testing : Social Consequences of the Examined Life. First Edition.

Author Name: HANSON, F. Allan

Categories: 888,

Publisher: University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1993, ISBN:0520080602:

Seller ID: 98153

Keywords: UNITED STATES SOCIOLOGY AMERICAN SOCIAL HISTORY PSYCHOLOGY LAW LEGAL HISTORY AUTHENTICITY PERCEPTION EXAMINATION,