carefully reading the article you chose in this unit's second study,
prepare a paper about the controversy that began when Arthur Jensen
published an article about racial differences in intelligence. Present
both sides of the argument, then evaluate which side has the stronger
position. Find at least one other scholarly article from the Capella
University Library to support your argument. Make sure to reference all
articles and other resources you use in APA (6th edition) format.
Robert Jensen, Professor Emeritus of educational psychology at the
University of California, Berkeley, is known for his work on how and why
individuals differ, behaviorally, from one another. In the
nature-versus-nurture debate, Jensen is a major proponent of the
hereditarian position, which concludes genetics play a significant role
in behavioral traits and intelligence.
Jensen's most controversial work was published in 1969 in the Harvard Educational Review. It was titled How Much Can We Boost IQ and Scholastic Achievement?
Among other things, Jensen (Indiana University, 2007) concluded that
"racial differences in average IQ scores are not due to any 'culture
unfairness' intrinsic to the tests." The work ignited a firestorm of
controversy and became one of the most contentious papers in the history
of intelligence research.
at least two articles through the Capella Library databases and other
electronic resources about the controversy surrounding intelligence and
race. Choose one article that supports the racial difference position
and one that opposes it. Each article you reference should have the
proper citations. Resources and citations should be formatted according
to APA (6th edition) style and formatting. You will use this research to
complete the Unit 4 assignment.