Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life
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Bell Curve by Richard J. Herrnstein
Book DescriptionThe ability to manipulate information has become the single most important element of success. High intelligence is an increasingly precious raw material. But despite decades of fashionable denial, the overriding and insistent truth about intellectual ability is that it is endowed unequally. In this audio presentation of "The Bell Curve," author Charles Murray explores the ways that low intelligence, independent of social, economic, or ethnic background, lies at the root of many of our social problems. He also discusses another taboo subject: that intelligence levels differ among ethnic groups. According to the authors, only by facing up to these differences can we accurately assess the nation's problems and make realistic plans to address them. However, if we accept that there are intelligence differences among groups, we must learn to avoid prejudicial assumptions about any individual of a given group whose intelligence level may be anywhere under the bell curve.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684824291
(240mm x 160mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Feb-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard J. Herrnstein
Matching Law, Paperback (April 2000)» View all books by Richard J. Herrnstein
This collection consists of Richard Herrnstein's most important contributions to the social and behavioural sciences - his papers on choice behaviour in animals and on his discovery and elucidation of a general principle of choice called the matching law.
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Author Biography - Richard J. Herrnstein
Richard J. Herrnstein held the Edger Pierce Chair in Psychology at Harvard University until his death in 1994.
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