ERIC Number: EJ628844
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Birth Order and Intelligence: Together Again for the Last Time?
Rodgers, Joseph Lee; Cleveland, H. Harrington; van den Oord, Edwin; Rowe, David C.
American Psychologist, v56 n6-7 p523-24 Jun-Jul 2001
The authors respond to critiques of their investigation of whether birth order reliably contributes to variance in intelligence, concluding that little in the critiques challenges the original position that cross-sectional data are suspect as evidence for within-family trends in intelligence. When looking inside families and directly comparing the intelligence scores of siblings, the authors find there is no relationship between birth order and intelligence. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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