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ERIC Number: EJ814950
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0160-2896
Beauty and Intelligence May--or May Not--Be Related
Denny, Kevin
Intelligence, v36 n6 p616-618 Nov-Dec 2008
In a recent paper, [Kanazawa S. & Kovar J.L. (2004). Why beautiful people are more intelligent, "Intelligence," 32, 227-243] assert that given certain empirical regularities about assortative mating and the heritability of intelligence and beauty, that it logically follows that more intelligent people are more beautiful. It is argued here that this "theorem" is false and that the evidence does not support it. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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