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ERIC Number: EJ879634
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 33
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1076-9986
Linda S. Gottfredson
Wainer, Howard; Robinson, Daniel H.
Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, v34 n3 p395-427 2009
This article presents an interview with Linda Gottfredson (nee Howarth), who obtained her BA (psychology, Phi Beta Kappa) from UC Berkeley in 1969, served in the Peace Corps in the Malaysian Health Service from 1969 to 1972, and received her PhD (sociology) from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in 1976. She was Research Scientist at JHU's Center for Social Organization of Schools (CSOS) until 1986, after which time she joined the School of Education at the University of Delaware (UD). She is currently professor of Education and Affiliated Faculty in UD's Honors Program. Dr. Gottfredson is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Industrial and Organization Psychology. She has made seminal contributions to vocational psychology, personnel selection psychology, intelligence research, and the study of health inequalities and human evolution. No stranger to controversy, she is perhaps most widely known for her clear, rigorous, and forthright analyses of individual and group differences in intelligence and their social consequences. In this interview, Dr. Gottfredson describes the various forces that stifle inquiry into the role of human intelligence in modern society. Her story, one among others she mentions, exemplifies the too-rare combination of intelligence, grit, and courage that is still required by those who would abide by empirical evidence rather than entrenched opinion asserting the opposite. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Delaware; Maryland