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Race and Intelligence : Separating Science From Myth - Jefferson M. Fish

Race and Intelligence

Separating Science From Myth

By: Jefferson M. Fish (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 12th September 2001
ISBN: 9780805837575
Number Of Pages: 456

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In recent years, reported racial disparities in IQ scores have been the subject of raging debates in the behavioral and social sciences and education. What can be made of these test results in the context of current scientific knowledge about human evolution and cognition? Unfortunately, discussion of these issues has tended to generate more heat than light.
Now, the distinguished authors of this book offer powerful new illumination. Representing a range of disciplines--psychology, anthropology, biology, economics, history, philosophy, sociology, and statistics--the authors review the concept of race and then the concept of intelligence. Presenting a wide range of findings, they put the experience of the United States--so frequently the only focus of attention--in global perspective. They also show that the human species has no "races" in the biological sense (though cultures have a variety of folk concepts of "race"), that there is no single form of intelligence, and that formal education helps individuals to develop a variety of cognitive abilities. "Race and Intelligence" offers the most comprehensive and definitive response thus far to claims of innate differences in intelligence among races.

Prefacep. xi
Contributorsp. xvii
A Scientific Approach to Understanding Race and Intelligencep. 1
The Genetic and Evolutionary Significance of Human Racesp. 31
The Misuse of Life History Theory: J. P. Rushton and the Pseudoscience of Racial Hierarchyp. 57
Folk Heredityp. 95
The Myth of Racep. 113
Science and the Idea of Race: A Brief Historyp. 145
The Bell Curve and the Politics of Negrophobiap. 177
An Anthropologist Looks at "Race" and IQ Testingp. 201
African Inputs to the IQ Controversy, or Why Two-Legged Animals Can't Sit Gracefullyp. 225
Cultural Amplifiers of Intelligence: IQ and Minority Status in Cross-cultural Perspectivep. 241
How Heritability Misleads About Racep. 281
Selections of Evidence, Misleading Assumptions, and Oversimplifications: The Political Message of The Bell Curvep. 297
Test Scores, Education, and Povertyp. 329
Intelligence and Success: Is it All in the Genes?p. 355
Compensatory Preschool Education, Cognitive Development, and "Race"p. 369
Author Indexp. 407
Subject Indexp. 421
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ISBN: 9780805837575
ISBN-10: 0805837574
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 456
Published: 12th September 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.86
Edition Number: 1

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