IQ test performance of Black children adopted by White families.

  title={IQ test performance of Black children adopted by White families.},
  author={S. Scarr and R. A. Weinberg},
  journal={American Psychologist},
  • S. Scarr, R. A. Weinberg
  • Published 1976
  • Psychology
  • American Psychologist
  • The poor performance of black children on IQ tests and in school has been hypothesized to arise from (a) genetic racial differences or (6) cultural/ environmental disadvantages. To separate genetic fac- tors from rearing conditions, 130 black/interracial chil- dren adopted by advantaged white families were studied. The socially classified black adoptees, whose natural parents were educationally average, scored above the IQ and the school achievement mean of the white popu- lation. Biological… CONTINUE READING
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