New paper out: Admixture in Argentina (with John Fuerst)

We have a new big paper out: Kirkegaard, E. O. W., & Fuerst, J. (2017). Admixture in Argentina. Mankind Quarterly, 57(4). Retrieved from mankindquarterly.org/archive/issue/57-4/4 Abstract Analyses of the relationships between cognitive ability, socioeconomic outcomes, and European ancestry were carried out at multiple levels in Argentina: individual (max. n = 5,920), district (n = 437), municipal…

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AI stereotype accuracy too

Identity between humans of all groups and non-human AI demonstrates IAT reflects statistical pattern detection rather than bias t.co/h6S2PChi0N — Timothy Bates (@timothycbates) April 14, 2017 Humans have stereotypes, that is, they hold beliefs about groups of people. When examined, these beliefs tend to reflect reality quite well, sometimes very well (for review, see Jussim’s…

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New papers out! Admixture in the Americas

I forgot to post this blog post at the time of publication as I usually do. However, here it is. As explored in some previous posts, John Fuerst and I have spent about 1.25 years (!) producing a massive article: published version runs 119 pages; 25k words without the references; 159k characters incl. spaces. We…

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The general socioeconomic factor among Colombian departments

Abstract A dataset was compiled with 17 diverse socioeconomic variables for 32 departments of Colombia and the capital district. Factor analysis revealed an S factor. Results were robust to data imputation and removal of a redundant variable. 14 of 17 variables loaded in the expected direction. Extracted S factors correlated about .50 with the cognitive…

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Intelligence, income inequality and prison rates: It’s complicated

There was some talk on Twitter around prison rates and inequality: I wonder why. "Rates of imprisonment are higher in unequal countries t.co/ibDN21PqZX" t.co/EJy9vSCMFL MT @ChartsandMaps — JayMan (@JayMan471) January 10, 2015 And IQ and inequality: Here @JayMan471 i plotted it for you. rank-order r is higher and more proper (data not normal). pic.twitter.com/QzHDwxeIC4 —…

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