Polygenic Inheritance and Human Intelligence

  • I. Michael Lerner


Inheritance of human intelligence is a subject which has received an increasing amount of attention from human geneticists, psychologists, educators, sociologists, and others. Not only has the development of a methodology to study this trait been vigorously pursued, but in some instances consequences for the future of mankind and conclusions regarding changes needed in our educational system have been drawn. The relevant literature is vast. It is not the purpose of this paper to review it, nor is there any intention to discuss the controversies which are currently rife on many aspects of the subject (see, e.g., Hirsch, 1970).


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  • I. Michael Lerner
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  1. 1.Department of Genetics and Institute of Personality, Assessment and ResearchUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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