Public issue or private achievement? A further comment on the issues of the social ecology of intelligence and educational attainment

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Abstract

In an earlier paper, the author made detailed methodological criticisms of Lynn's work on the social ecology of intelligence (Lynn, 1979; Kirby, 1980). These have been overlooked in a further study which extends the existing methodology to an analysis of French data (Lynn, 1980). In response, this present paper attempts three things: first, a reiteration of the critique of ecological studies; second, a detailed criticism of Lynn's causal reasoning with respect to the French data; and third, a brief review of the recent research that emphasizes the role of public provision in the process of educational attainment. 1982 The British Psychological Society

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-67
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Social Psychology
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1982
Externally publishedYes

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  • Social Psychology

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