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
>>>> 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
>>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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