Bell Curve

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Bell Curve 1. Graph displaying the Intelligence Quoutient (IQ) among races, known for its distinct hill-like shape. developed by anthropologist C.R. Reynolds, it is controversial as it shows certain races like asians being more intelligent than others such as blacks

2. The Bell Curve: book written by Charles Muarry and Richard Herrnstein expalining Reynolds research and arguing against the perception that there is no difference in intelligence between races

1. "Jerome sure proves the bell curve is true"
2. "I finished reading The Bell Curve yesterday, it was quite interesting"
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The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life is a 1994 book by psychologist Richard J. Herrnstein and political scientist Charles Murray, in which the authors argue that human intelligence is substantially influenced by both inherited and environmental factors and that it is a better predictor of many personal dynamics, including financial income, job performance, birth out of wedlock, and involvement in crime than are an individual's parental socioeconomic status. They also argue that those with high intelligence, the "cognitive elite", are becoming separated from those of average and below-average intelligence. The book was controversial, especially where the authors wrote about racial differences in intelligence and discussed the implications of those differences.

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