Review: Missing the Revolution: Darwinism for Social Scientists (Barkow ed.)

[Jerome_H._Barkow]_Missing_the_Revolution_Darwini(Bookos.org) In general, this was a short and interesting read. Made me want to read other material by Anne Campbell. The last chapter is skipable, just as Kanazawa said when he reviewed the book.   –   Women’s “natural” empathy is seen not as an obstacle to impartial observa- tion but rather as an asset…

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Paper: Characteristics and Problems of the Gifted neural propagation depth and flow motivation as a model of intelligence and creativity

Characteristics and Problems of the Gifted neural propagation depth and flow motivation as a model of intelligence and creativity I only read this paper because it was recommended to me from a reader. I don’t think it’s particularly good, although it is somewhat interesting in its attempt to combine neuroscience with intelligence research into something…

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Relevance of education and intelligence for the political development of nations: Democracy, rule of law and political liberty (Rindermann 2008)

Relevance of education and intelligence for the political development of nations Democracy, rule of law and political liberty     Two relevant effects of education and cognitive ability on politics could be distinguished: a cognitive effect (competence to make rational choices, better information processing etc.) and an ethical effect (support of democratic values, freedom, human…

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Simple reaction times: decline since Galton, and consistenly favor men

Some time back I read this post http://charltonteaching.blogspot.dk/2012/02/convincing-objective-and-direct.html pointing out that simple reaction times have increased since the late 1800’s when Galton first measured them. Since simple reaction times are known to be g-loaded, it would seem to indicate that g has fallen since then. This obviously fits with dysgenic ideas of Richard Lynn and…

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Ripping books from UMDL Text: Leta S. Hollingworth’s Gifted children, their nature and nurture

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/g/genpub/AGE2118.0001.001?view=toc Due to this book repeatedly coming up in conversation regarding the super smart people, it seems to be worth reading. It is really old, and should obviously be out of copyright (thanks Disney!), however it possibly isn’t and in any case I couldn’t find a useful PDF. I did however find the above. Now,…

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Intelligence 31,4 – Sternberg’s triarchic model

Brody, Nathan. “Construct validation of the Sternberg Triarchic abilities test: Comment and reanalysis.” Intelligence 31.4 (2003): 319-329. Sternberg, Robert J. “Issues in the theory and measurement of successful intelligence: A reply to Brody.” Intelligence 31.4 (2003): 331-337. Brody, Nathan. “What Sternberg should have concluded.” Intelligence 31.4 (2003): 339-342. Gottfredson, Linda S. “Dissecting practical intelligence theory:…

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More reading material about race and intelligence/IQ/g

I hit open a wealth of good reading material: http://www.aei.org/article/society-and-culture/religion/the-inequality-taboo/ For those who consider it important to know what percentage of the IQ difference is genetic, a methodology that would do the job is now available. In the United States, few people classified as black are actually of 100-percent African descent (the average American black…

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Bias in Mental Testing (Arthur R. Jensen)

https://emilkirkegaard.dk/en/wp-content/uploads/Bias-in-Mental-Testing-Arthur-R.-Jensen.pdf Too much to quote from this book. Here’s the ending (lol spoilers) For many years now it has been practically axiomatic among people in the testing field that the fact of statistical differences between racial populations should not be permitted to influence the treatment accorded to individuals of any race—in education, employment, legal justice,…

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“I used improper factor analysis, and now there isnt a g factor. Spearman was wrong!”

“I should point out that a number of factor analytic studies of Piagetian tests along with other measures commit an egregious psychological error by orthogonally rotating the factors (or principal components) by some method such as varimax, which prohibits the emergence of the large general factor in all such tests. About the only wholly correct…

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