Charles Murray's scientific contributions

Publications (6)

Article
Rodrigo, his wife Giannina, and their straight man, "the Professor," meet in the latter's city, where the young people have gone for a wedding. After discussing a recent incident at Rodrigo's law school in which interlopers defaced the lockers of four students of color, the protagonists discuss changes and contractions in the social ideal of equali...
Book
This book is about differences in intellectual capacity among people and groups and what those differences mean for America's future.(preface) The major purpose of this book] is to reveal the dramatic transformation that is currently in process in American society---a process that has created a new kind of class structure led by a "cognitive elite,...

Citations

... Immer wieder wurden von einzelnen Personen aus Befunden der Intelligenzforschung, respektive aus einer (mangelhaften) Rezeption dieser Befunde gesellschaftspolitische Forderungen abgeleitet, die ihrerseits heftig umstritten waren (z. B. Herrnstein & Murray, 1994;Sarrazin, 2010). Die umstrittenen Schlussfolgerungen einzelner Personen haben die Intelligenzforschung als Ganzes sowie den Einsatz von Intelligenztests immer wieder in Verruf gebracht. ...
... (Bowles & Gintis, 1976, 2002Duncan et. al., 1994;Herrnstein, 1995;Duncan & Brooks-Gunn, 1997;Lareau, 2000Lareau, , 2011Ma & Schapira, 2017). This paper investigates the effect of wellbeing aspirations of household heads and spouses on the investment in their children's human capital, which has serious implications for the future welfare of the poor (Jacoby & Skoufias, 1997). ...
... High cognitive achievement is closely associated with outcomes such as higher future wages (Neal and Johnson 1996), higher schooling in childhood, marriage rate and not going on welfare (Herrnstein and Murray 2010). However, empirical evidence is not conclusive about the main factors affecting student achievement. ...
... Well-researched academic responses to the book's many shortcomings, however, appear with little fanfare and frequently only in specialized academic journals (e.g., Sternberg, 1995). Moreover, the difference between expert opinion on the subject and public opinion is striking (House & Haug, 1995). Of course, public perceptions shape public policy, and the winners in the debate over the heritability and variability in human intelligence will decide the direction of public policy (including funding priorities) for many years. ...