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Author: Kranzler, John H.
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1. Kranzler, John H.
Commentary on Some of the Empirical and Theoretical Support for the Bell Curve
School Psychology Review 24,1 (1995): 36-41
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: National Association of School Psychologists
Keyword(s): Cognitive Ability; g Factor; I.Q.; Racial Differences; Test Scores/Test theory/IRT; Tests and Testing

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Discusses 2 important components of the Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life (R. J. Herrnstein and C. Murray, 1994). The 1st is the original empirical evidence presented by Herrnstein and Murray to demonstrate the central role of intelligence in American life. The 2nd is Spearman's g , the general factor underlying individual differences in all tests and performances involving cognitive ability. Although the results of Herrnstein and Murray's multiple regression analyses of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth cannot be easily dismissed, these data do not provide unequivocal support for their policy recommendations. Despite the fact that a considerable amount of contemporary research substantiates the importance of g as a psychological construct, educational and public policy should be based on more than psychometrics and statistics. (PsycINFO Database Copyright 1995 American Psychological Association, all rights reserved)
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Kranzler, John H. "Commentary on Some of the Empirical and Theoretical Support for the Bell Curve." School Psychology Review 24,1 (1995): 36-41.