brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

Mark D. Morin mdmpsyd at NOSPAMgwi.net
Tue Jul 9 05:29:51 EST 2002


Tom Breton wrote:
> "John Knight" <johnknight at usa.com> writes:
> 
> 
>>"Tom Breton" <tehom at REMOVEpanNOSPAMix.com> wrote in message
>>
>>
>>>But the *information* is out there.  Credit to Leonardo
>>><Leonardo_member at newsguy.com> in <9miftl0239r at drn.newsguy.com> for the
>>>following:
>>>
>>>
>>>> When Wechsler was developing his IQ test, he found
>>>> that out of 105 tests assessing skills in solving
>>>> maze-puzzles, involving the most heterogeneous
>>>> populations throughout the world, 99 showed an
>>>> incontrovertible male superiority. (Wechsler resolved
>>>> this type of problem by eliminating all those tests
>>>> that resulted in findings of significant sex
>>>> differences.)
>>>
>>>
>>Is this true?  Is this how the IQs of men and women were "equalized"--by
>>throwing out 94% of the test?
> 
> 
> I reported it exactly the way it was told to me.  I consider the
> report credible, but I have no further information, sorry.
> 

94% of "the test" was not discarded as "the test" had yet to be 
constructed.  In constructing the Weschler Scales, there were a lot of 
instruments considered and discarded as potential measures.  In the 
final product, are there systemic gender differences?

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