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ERIC Number: EJ154378
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Publication Date: 1976
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Jensen on Burks and On Jensen's Method for Twins
Goldberger, Arthur S.
Educational Psychologist, 12, 64-82, 76
Critically examines the portions of Arthur Jensen's books that concern Barbara Burks' 1928 study of adoptive families. Findings are that Burks' sample was highly selective, that her environmental measures were limited, and that Jensen has misrepresented the content and implications of her study. It is also shown that Jensen's estimates of heritability, based on twin data, depend on an arbitrary specification. (Author/JM)
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