Intelligence, Race, and Genetics

Intelligence, Race, and Genetics

by Frank Miele, Arthur Robert Jensen
     
 

In a series of provocative conversations with Skeptic magazine Ssenior editor Frank Miele, renowned University of California-Berkeley psychologist Arthur R. Jensen details the evolution of his thoughts on the nature of intelligence, tracing an intellectual odyssey that leads from the programs of the Great Society to the Bell Curve Wars and beyond. Miele

Overview

In a series of provocative conversations with Skeptic magazine Ssenior editor Frank Miele, renowned University of California-Berkeley psychologist Arthur R. Jensen details the evolution of his thoughts on the nature of intelligence, tracing an intellectual odyssey that leads from the programs of the Great Society to the Bell Curve Wars and beyond. Miele cross-examines Jensen's views on general intelligence (the g factor), racial differences in IQ, cultural bias in IQ tests, and whether differences in IQ are due primarily to heredity or to remediable factors such as poverty and discrimination. With characteristic frankness, Jensen also presents his view of the proper role of scientific facts in establishing public policy, such as Affirmative Action."Jensenism,” the assertion that heredity plays an undeniably greater role than environmental factors in racial (and other) IQ differences, has entered the dictionary and also made Jensen a bitterly controversial figure. Nevertheless, Intelligence, Race, and Genetics carefully underscores the dedicated lifetime of scrupulously scientific research that supports Jensen's conclusions.

Editorial Reviews

Scientific American
Miele set out to 'skeptically cross-examine' Jensen on his views. The questions and answers...read like a conversation.
Jon Entine
The work of an honest, courageous man, interviewing an honest, courageous man"
E. O. Wilson
Miele asks the hard questions and Jensen answers without blinking.
Douglas K. Detterman
You will learn a lot about the man and his work.
Intelligence
James Crow
A chance...to learn [Jensen's] mature views in easily accessible, question and answer form.
Robert Plomin
An excellent introduction...about the man and the science behind the 'ism' of Jensenism.
E. O. Wilson
Miele asks the hard questions and Jensen answers without blinking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813340081
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
10/17/2002
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.89(d)

Meet the Author

Frank Miele’shighly regarded Skeptic interviews include conversations with evolutionists Richard Dawkins and E. O. Wilson, anthropologists Donald Johanson, Lionel Tiger, and Robin Fox, ecologist Garrett Hardin, and psychologist Robert Sternberg. His articles have appeared on many web pages, including those of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society. He lives in Sunnyvale, California, with his Great Dane, Payce

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