The Decline Of Intelligence In America

Author: Seymour W. Itzkoff
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275944674
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Itzkoff traces the economic and political decline of the US to the diminishing of intelligence in the younger population. They are from the lower end of the intellectual, and so the social, scale he says, and cannot be educated even if the schools were perfect. His solution is to encourage the fines

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Contemporary Literary Criticism

Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780810392694
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Each print volume in this long-standing series profiles approximately 6-8 novelists, poets, playwrights and other creative writers by providing full-text or excerpted criticism taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals. Among those profiled in this volume are: Stephen Jay Gould Sue Grafton Charles Johnson Modern African Literature

The Biological Basis Of Human Behavior

Author: Robert W. Sussman
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780137997350
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This collection of 59 recent studies on the biological basis of human behavior explores the questions of whether the behavioral patterns we see are genetically fixed or racially variable. It offers a broad perspective from many disciplines -- plus a critical evaluation of whether experts are now better able to answer these questions or whether this renewed interest is just a resurgence of the old racism and biological determinism of the past. The articles stimulate readers to think about the questions and read -- with a critical eye -- those writers who believe they have found a simple and simplistic answer to these very complex problems. Illustrates the growing awareness of the complex interrelationships between environmental and cultural influences on behavior in humans and other animals. Covers areas such as evolution, humans, and primates; the biological basis of human behavior; the biological basis of race and racism; the new Biological Determinism; the brain, hormones, and human behavior. Includes popular, scientific, good and bad approaches to the same themes. Uses critical examples which carefully evaluate alternate approaches, and evaluates the data available to reach various conclusions -- or lack thereof. For anyone interested in the biological basis of human behavior.

The Decline Of The West

Author: Oswald Spengler
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195066340
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Spengler's work describes how we have entered into a centuries-long "world-historical" phase comparable to late antiquity, and his controversial ideas spark debate over the meaning of historiography.