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The bell curve : intelligence and class structure in American life

Herrnstein, Richard J. (Author). Murray, Charles A. (Added Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library BF 431 .H477 1996 30775305500747 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 0684824299
  • ISBN: 9780684824291
  • Physical Description: print
    xxvi, 872 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st Free Press pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1996.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 689-858) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 1. Cognitive Class and Education, 1900-1990 -- 2. Cognitive Partitioning by Occupation -- 3. The Economic Pressure to Partition -- 4. Steeper Ladders, Narrower Gates -- 5. Poverty -- 6. Schooling -- 7. Unemployment, Idleness, and Inquiry -- 8. Family Matters -- 9. Welfare Dependency -- 10. Parenting -- 11. Crime -- 12. Civility and Citizenship -- 13. Ethnic Differences in Cognitive Ability -- 14. Ethnic Inequalities in Relation to IQ -- 15. The Demography of Intelligence -- 16. Social Behavior and the Prevalence of Low Cognitive Ability -- 17. Raising Cognitive Ability -- 18. The Leveling of American Education -- 19. Affirmative Action in Higher Education -- 20. Affirmative Action in the Workplace -- 21. The Way We Are Headed -- 22. A Place for Everyone -- App. 1 Statistics for People Who Are Sure They Can't Learn Statistics -- App. 2 Technical Issues Regarding the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth -- App. 3 Technical Issues Regarding the Armed Forces Qualification Test as a Measure of IQ -- App. 4 Regression Analyses from Part II -- App. 5 Supplemental Material for Chapter 13 -- App. 6 Regression Analyses from Chapter 14 -- App. 7 The Evolution of Affirmative Action in the Workplace.
Summary, etc.: Offering a perspective on the social and economic problems of contemporary America, this study examines the relationship between ethnicity and intelligence.
Subject: Intellect
Nature and nurture
Intelligence levels United States
Intelligence levels Social aspects United States
Educational psychology
Psychology, Educational
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