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Ability and achievement

  • Gerard O’Donnell
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Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series

Abstract

In the past it was assumed that some strata of society were superior to others because they inherited intelligence or artistic abilities along with their physical appearance, from their parents. This belief in ‘genetic endowment’ has been challenged during the last one hundred years and the ‘nature v. nurture’ debate continues.

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© Gerard O’Donnell 1994

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