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The Science of Human Diversity: A History of the Pioneer Fund
     

The Science of Human Diversity: A History of the Pioneer Fund

by Richard Lynn
 

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In "The Science of Human Diversity", Richard Lynn gives an account of the research sponsored by the Pioneer Fund of New York. The Fund was established in 1937 by the textile millionaire Wicklife Draper to support research in genetics, heredity and eugenics. Since its foundation, the Fund has sponsored much of the most significant research on genetic contributions to

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In "The Science of Human Diversity", Richard Lynn gives an account of the research sponsored by the Pioneer Fund of New York. The Fund was established in 1937 by the textile millionaire Wicklife Draper to support research in genetics, heredity and eugenics. Since its foundation, the Fund has sponsored much of the most significant research on genetic contributions to intelligence and personality. The work supported by the Fund has been on both the individual and race differences. The Fund has frequently been attacked for supporting work regarded as controversial. In this book, Lynn sets the record straight by providing a history of the individuals supported by the Fund and their work.

Author Biography: Richard Lynn is Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Ulster, UK.

Editorial Reviews

American Renaissance
…'The Science of Human Diversity' offers a wealth of detail on dysgenics, eugenics, and the biological bases of personality and race differences.
— Ian Jobling
Journal Of The History Of The Behavioral Sciences
Lynn's book includes a special preface written by Harry F. Weyher, the president of the Pioneer fund, on Weyher's years with the foundation, and Lynn's thumbnail biographies of the men and women who have received Pioneer funding over the years. As the first booklength account of the Fund, it is invaluable...
— Ian Dowbiggin, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
American Journal Of Human Biology
This book gives an interesting view into the minds of (mostly) men who believed in a kind of 19th century way of viewing human diversity...
— Trudy R. Turner, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
Intelligence
This is a highly readable and informative book, full of interesting anecdotes, written from the perspective of an insider.
— David St. Clair, University of Aberdeen Medical School
Booknews
In 1937 American millionaire Wickliffe Preston Draper set up a foundation to promote research in the contribution of heredity to human diversity. Lynn, who is not identified, celebrates the history of the organization often characterized as Nazi and racist along with the scientists it has funded over six decades. The current president of the Pioneer Fund contributes the preface. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Personality and Individual Differences
There is no doubt, however, that with relatively small assets the Pioneer Fund has had a substantial impact in changing the face of social science in the latter part of the 20th century. Both Richard Lynn and Harry Weyher are to be commended for telling the story of the Pioneer Fund's record of accomplishment and the fund itself for the research it has bravely supported.
American Renaissance - Ian Jobling
…'The Science of Human Diversity' offers a wealth of detail on dysgenics, eugenics, and the biological bases of personality and race differences.
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences - Ian Dowbiggin
Lynn's book includes a special preface written by Harry F. Weyher, the president of the Pioneer fund, on Weyher's years with the foundation, and Lynn's thumbnail biographies of the men and women who have received Pioneer funding over the years. As the first booklength account of the Fund, it is invaluable...
American Journal of Human Biology - Trudy R. Turner
This book gives an interesting view into the minds of (mostly) men who believed in a kind of 19th century way of viewing human diversity...
Intelligence - David St. Clair
This is a highly readable and informative book, full of interesting anecdotes, written from the perspective of an insider.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761820413
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
06/20/2001
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)

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Richard Lynn is Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Ulster, UK.

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