Jensen, Arthur R.
May 1970
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;May1970, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p17
The article presents a reply to the criticisms made by Richard C. Lewontin, a professor of biology at the University of Chicago on Professor Arthur R. Jensen's article "How Much Can We Boost IQ and Scholastic Achievement?" which was published in the winter, 1969 issue of "Harvard Educational Review." The Jensen theory concluded that individual differences in intelligence are predominantly attributed to genetic differences, with environmental factors playing a minor part. The author agrees with Lewontin's assumption that educational practices and educational psychology are still in the seventeenth century, especially with regards to recognition of group and individual differences.


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