Some dubious premises in research and theory on racial differences. Scientific, social, and ethical issues.

@article{Zuckerman1990SomeDP,
  title={Some dubious premises in research and theory on racial differences. Scientific, social, and ethical issues.},
  author={Marvin Zuckerman},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={1990},
  volume={45 12},
  pages={
          1297-303
        }
}
The scientific premises for looking for statistical differences between groups designated as races (on somewhat arbitrary grounds) are questionable. The explanation of such differences in strictly biological-evolutionary terms is even more dubious. Studies of temperament, basic personality traits, disorders (such as antisocial personality), and specific genetic markers show that there is much more variation within groups designated as races than between such groups. Investigators and… CONTINUE READING
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