Arthur Jensen

Psychologist, Academic

1923 – 2012

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Who was Arthur Jensen?

Arthur Robert Jensen was a professor of educational psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. Jensen was known for his work in psychometrics and differential psychology, which is concerned with how and why individuals differ behaviorally from one another.

He was a major proponent of the hereditarian position in the nature and nurture debate, the position that genetics play a significant role in behavioral traits, such as intelligence and personality. He was the author of over 400 scientific papers published in refereed journals and sat on the editorial boards of the scientific journals Intelligence and Personality and Individual Differences.

He was rated as one of the 50 most eminent psychologists of the 20th century. He was also a controversial figure, largely for his conclusions regarding the causes of race-based differences in intelligence.

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Born
Aug 24, 1923
San Diego
Also known as
  • Arthur R. Jensen
  • Arthur Robert Jensen
Ethnicity
  • European American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • PhD, Columbia University
    ( - 1956)
  • San Diego State University
  • University of California, Berkeley
Employment
  • University of California, Berkeley
Lived in
  • Kelseyville
    ( - 2012/10/22)
Died
Oct 22, 2012
Kelseyville

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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