Social Class and Intelligence

Monday, January 28, 2013

Richard Nisbett

Professor of Psychology
University of Michigan

The social classes differ in socialization practices in such a way as to produce dramatic differences in readiness for school. Much of the achievement gap between higher and lower SES groups is caused by these differences. IQ and achievement gaps can be greatly reduced by a variety of interventions ranging from breast-feeding of infants to protection against stereotype threat.

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