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Arthur Jensen
Arthur Jensen, 2002 at ISIR
Arthur Robert Jensen

(1923-08-24)August 24, 1923
DiedOctober 22, 2012(2012-10-22) (aged 89)
Kelseyville, California, U.S.
Alma materColumbia University
San Diego State University
University of California, Berkeley
Known forHeritability of IQ, race and intelligence, g factor
SpouseBarbara Jensen
AwardsKistler Prize (2003), ISIR Lifetime Achievement Award (2006)
Scientific career
FieldsEducational psychology, intelligence, cognition, behavior genetics
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley, Editorial boards of Intelligence and Personality and Individual Differences
Thesis (1956)
Doctoral advisorPercival Symonds
InfluencesCharles Spearman, Hans Eysenck

Arthur Robert Jensen (August 24, 1923 – October 22, 2012) was an American psychologist and writer. He was a professor of educational psychology at the University of California, Berkeley.[1] Jensen was known for his work in psychometrics and differential psychology. He was the author of over 400 scientific papers published in refereed journals.[2] He sat on the editorial boards of the scientific journals Intelligence and Personality and Individual Differences.[3]

Jensen was controversial.[4] He said that race affected IQ.[5] A 2019 study found him to be the most controversial intelligence researcher.[6]

Jensen died on October 22, 2012 at his home in Kelseyville, California at age 89.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Arthur Jensen" (PDF). Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-04-01. Retrieved 2010-06-05.
  2. "Collected works". Arthurjensen.net. Retrieved August 30, 2015.
  3. Intelligence[1] and Personality and Individual Differences[2] Archived 2002-10-28 at the Wayback Machine publisher's pages.
  4. Feldman, Marcus W.; Ramachandran, Sohini (12 February 2018). "Missing compared to what? Revisiting heritability, genes and culture". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 373 (1743): 20170064. doi:10.1098/rstb.2017.0064. PMC 5812976. PMID 29440529.
  5. Panofsky, Aaron (2014). Misbehaving Science. Controversy and the Development of Behavior Genetics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0-226-05831-3.
  6. Carl, Noah; Woodley of Menie, Michael A. (2019-11-01). "A scientometric analysis of controversies in the field of intelligence research". Intelligence. 77: 101397. doi:10.1016/j.intell.2019.101397. ISSN 0160-2896. S2CID 209513578.
  7. Fox, Margalit. "Arthur R. Jensen Dies at 89; Set Off Debate About I.Q." Archived from the original on 2022-01-01.