Bell Curve

Author : Richard J. Herrnstein
ISBN : UOM:39015068642126
Genre : History
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The seminal book about IQ and class that ignited one of the most explosive controversies in decades, now updated with a new Afterword by Charles Murray Breaking new ground and old taboos, Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray tell the story of a society in transformation. At the top, a cognitive elite is forming in which the passkey to the best schools and the best jobs is no longer social background but high intelligence. At the bottom, the common denominator of the underclass is increasingly low intelligence rather than racial or social disadvantage. The Bell Curve describes the state of scientific knowledge about questions that have been on people's minds for years but have been considered too sensitive to talk about openly -- among them, IQ's relationship to crime, unemployment, welfare, child neglect, poverty, and illegitimacy; ethnic differences in intelligence; trends in fertility among women of different levels of intelligence; and what policy can do -- and cannot do -- to compensate for differences in intelligence. Brilliantly argued and meticulously documented, The Bell Curve is the essential first step in coming to grips with the nation's social problems.
Category: History

The Bell Curve

Author : Richard J. Herrnstein
ISBN : 143913491X
Genre : History
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The controversial book linking intelligence to class and race in modern society, and what public policy can do to mitigate socioeconomic differences in IQ, birth rate, crime, fertility, welfare, and poverty.
Category: History

Intelligenz Hochbegabung Vorschulerziehung Bildungsbenachteiligung

Author : Detlef H. Rost
ISBN : 9783830973775
Genre : Psychology
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Dieser Band, der im Rahmen einer Fachtagung zum zehnjährigen Bestehen der „Begabungsdiagnostischen Beratungsstelle BRAIN“ entstand, versammelt aktuelle empirische Forschungsergebnisse aus Pädagogik und Psychologie sowie Perspektiven, die sich im Umfeld von Intelligenz, Hochbegabung, vorschulischer Förderung und Bildungsbenachteiligung eröffnen. Trotz differierender Fragestellung bestätigen die Autoren in ihren Beiträgen die außerordentliche Bedeutung von Intelligenz bzw. Begabung, Förderung und sozialem Hintergrund für die persönliche Entwicklung, insbesondere auch für Schulleistungen und diverse Facetten des Lebenserfolgs. Die Ergebnisse der langjährigen Studien sind somit für die Institutionen Schule, Schulverwaltung und Schulpolitik von besonderer Bedeutung und sollten bei deren Entscheidungen zur Optimierung des nachhaltigen Bildungserfolgs aller Kinder und Jugendlichen zur Kenntnis genommen werden. Mit Beiträgen von Wilfried Bos, Magdalena Buddeberg, Rainer Dollase, Joan Freeman, Detlef H. Rost, Frank M. Spinath und Tobias C. Stubbe.
Category: Psychology

The Scientific Study Of General Intelligence

Author : Helmuth Nyborg
ISBN : 0080516661
Genre : Psychology
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This book celebrates two triumphs in modern psychology: the successful development and application of a solid measure of general intelligence; and the personal courage and skills of the man who made this possible - Arthur R. Jensen from Berkeley University. The volume traces the history of intelligence from the early 19th century approaches, to the most recent analyses of the hierarchical structure of cognitive abilities, and documents the transition from a hopelessly confused concept of intelligence to the development of an objective measure of psychometric g. The contributions illustrate the impressive power g has with respect to predicting educational achievement, getting an attractive job, or social stratification. The book is divided into six parts as follows: Part I presents the most recent higher-stream analysis of cognitive abilities, Part II deals with biological aspects of g, such as research on brain imaging, glucose uptake, working memory, reaction time, inspection time, and other biological correlates, and concludes with the latest findings in g-related molecular genetics. Part III addresses demographic aspects of g, such as geographic-, race-, and sex-differences, and introduces differential psychological aspects as well. Part IV concentrates on the g nexus, and relates such highly diverse topics as sociology, genius, retardation, training, education, jobs, and crime to g. Part V contains chapters critical of research on g and its genetic relationship, and also presents a rejoinder. Part VI looks at one of the greatest contemporary psychologists, Professor Emeritus Arthur R. Jensen as teacher and mentor.
Category: Psychology

Ber Tyrannei

Author : Timothy Snyder
ISBN : 9783406711473
Genre : Political Science
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Wir sind nicht klüger als die Menschen, die erlebt haben, wie überall in Europa die Demokratie unterging und Faschismus, Nationalsozialismus und Kommunismus kamen. Aber einen Vorteil haben wir. Wir können aus ihren Erfahrungen lernen. „Leiste keinen vorauseilenden Gehorsam.“ So lautet die erste von 20 Lektionen für den Widerstand, mit denen Timothy Snyder die Bürger der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika vorbereitet auf das, was gestern noch unvorstellbar zu sein schien: einen Präsidenten, der das Gesicht der Demokratie verstümmelt und eine rechtsradikale Tyrannei errichtet. Doch nicht nur in den USA sind Populismus und autoritäres Führertum auf dem Vormarsch. Auch in Europa rückt die Gefahr von rechts immer näher – als ob es das 20. Jahrhundert und seine blutigen Lehren niemals gegeben hätte. Snyders historische Lektionen, die international Aufsehen erregt haben, sind ein Leitfaden für alle, die jetzt handeln wollen - und nicht erst, wenn es zu spät ist. Lektion 8: „Setze ein Zeichen.“ Dieses Buch tut es. Tun Sie es auch.
Category: Political Science

Cengage Advantage Books Sociology

Author : Jon M. Shepard
ISBN : 9781111829575
Genre : Science
File Size : 37.94 MB
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Well respected for its exceptional scholarship, readability, and accessibility, SOCIOLOGY is available at an affordable price. With a dynamic critical-thinking focus and a theoretically balanced presentation, this Advantage book is noteworthy for its use of SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review), its built-in student study guide, and its solid research orientation to the basic principles of sociology. Fascinating examples of high-interest topics, such as cyber bullying and stratification and the social impact of Hurricane Katrina, as well as current information on race, aging, globalization, religion, and mental health issues, ensure that this latest version of Shepard’s respected text is contemporary and relevant. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Science

In Our Hands

Author : Charles A. Murray
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114426682
Genre : Social Science
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Arguing that the current welfare state cannot survive, proposes the elimination of all income transfer programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, welfare, and corporate subsidies, and the substitution of an annual cash grant of $10,000 for life for all Americans over the age of twenty-one.
Category: Social Science

Black Rednecks White Liberals

Author : Thomas Sowell
ISBN : 9781594032769
Genre : Social Science
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This explosive new book challenges many of the long-prevailing assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on not only the trendy intellectuals of our times but also such historic interpreters of American life as Alexis de Tocqueville and Frederick Law Olmsted. In a series of long essays, this book presents an in-depth look at key beliefs behind many mistaken and dangerous actions, policies, and trends. It presents eye-opening insights into the historical development of the ghetto culture that is today wrongly seen as a unique black identity--a culture cheered on toward self-destruction by white liberals who consider themselves "friends" of blacks. An essay titled "The Real History of Slavery" presents a jolting re-examination of that tragic institution and the narrow and distorted way it is too often seen today. The reasons for the venomous hatred of Jews, and of other groups like them in countries around the world, are explored in an essay that asks, "Are Jews Generic?" Misconceptions of German history in general, and of the Nazi era in particular, are also re-examined. So too are the inspiring achievements and painful tragedies of black education in the United States. "Black Rednecks and White Liberals" is the capstone of decades of outstanding research and writing on racial and cultural issues by Thomas Sowell.
Category: Social Science

Der Falsch Vermessene Mensch

Author : Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN : 3518281836
Genre : Kraniometrie - Intelligenzdiagnostik - Bewertung
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Category: Kraniometrie - Intelligenzdiagnostik - Bewertung