Monthly Archives: December 2012

Race and IQ : Stereotype Threat R.I.P.

When it comes to race and IQ debate, a popular theory proposed as an explanation of the persistent black-white IQ gap (of 1 SD, or 15 IQ points) is the so-called stereotype threat (ST). Briefly, ST creates anxiety among individuals … Continue reading

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Race and IQ : Mental Retardation

Mental retardation or mental disability, is a generalized disorder characterized by impaired cognitive functioning. The affected individuals with mental retardation have an IQ below 70 (between 50 and 70 = mild mental retardation; Below 50 = moderate mental retardation). The … Continue reading

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