brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

Mark D. Morin mdmpsyd at NOSPAMgwi.net
Wed Jul 10 05:52:56 EST 2002


Bob LeChevalier wrote:
> "Mark D. Morin" <mdmpsyd at NOSPAMgwi.net> wrote:
> 
>>What does all of this have to do with the assertion that there is a 
>>gender bias in IQ testing? Mattarazzo (1972 *Weschler's Measurement and 
>>Appraisal of Adult Intelligence*) reviewd the then current literature 
>>quite extensively (p 352 ff).  He cited numerous studies that attempted 
>>to demonstrate such a difference and failed to do so.
> 
> 
> I think that his claim is that, since (if) Weschler intentionally omitted
> subtests 

Subtests did not exist before they were constructed.

> that men did better on than women, that the bias for a false
> equality was built into the test from the beginning.  If he indeed eliminated
> all subtests that show a gender difference, then of course you will not find
> studies that demonstrate a difference.
> 
> But then one is never entirely sure what the nincompoop (JK) really thinks.

seems like a great conspiracy theorist. I wonder if he believes in alien 
abductions too.  He really should take a course on psychometrics and 
test construction before making the comments he does.


> 
> lojbab



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