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Human Intelligence: Needless Controversies | Russell Warne
Human Intelligence: Needless Controversies | Russell Warne
Bo and Russell discuss all the standard objections to studying intelligence and, of course, the spicy stuff...

Dr. Russell T. Warne earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in psychology from Brigham Young University in 2007 and his PhD in educational psychology (with an emphasis in research, measurement, and statistics) from Texas A&M University in 2011. Between 2011 and 2022, he taught at Utah Valley University and obtained tenure and the rank of associate professor. Currently, Dr. Warne serves on the editorial board for Intelligence. He was the associate editor for the Journal for the Education of the Gifted and a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of School Psychology, Gifted Child Quarterly, and the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment.

Dr. Warne has published over 60 scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals and is the author of the acclaimed undergraduate statistics textbook Statistics for the Social Sciences: A General Linear Model Approach. His book, In the Know: Debunking 35 Myths About Human Intelligence was published by Cambridge University Press in October 2020.


0:00 Intro

1:36 Defining human intelligence

5:45 Should we scrap the term?

8:10 Is g real or a statistical artifact?

12:00 What about other theories?

15:25 Evolutionary origins of Intelligence

25:15 Are IQ tests biased & does it matter?

37:10 Hereditarianism and its critics

52:20 National IQs

1:17:10 Bonus question preview

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