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The IQ Mythology: Class, Race, Gender and Inequality


reviewed by Lloyd G. Humphreys ó 1992

coverTitle: The IQ Mythology: Class, Race, Gender and Inequality
Author(s): Elaine Mensh, Harry Mensh
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale
ISBN: 0809316668, Pages: 214, Year: 1991
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This book is made up of opinions of the present authors and of the authors of their references. Quantitative data are almost entirely absent. When data are presented, they are likely to be poor, for example, those of Rosenthal and Jacobsen.1 The pejorative term pseudoscience is used frequently and dogmatically to describe testing, and the principal justification offered is that psychological constructs cannot be measured. The opinions in the book are also highly one-sided. References to scientific journals or to books by qualified scientists are few in number. For the most part, the authors refer to newspapers, journals of opinion, and books of opinion by persons who are typically ill-informed concerning test theory and the many correlates of scores on intelligence tests. The book does have the appearance of scholarship in the form of almost twenty-five pages of footnotes, appearing inconveniently in the back, and twenty pages of references, but these do... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 94 Number 2, 1992, p. 433-435
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 207, Date Accessed: 10/24/2017 12:19:07 AM

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