Race Differences in Intelligence, Creativity and Creative

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157 Volume XLVIII Number 2, Winter 2007 Race Differences in Intelligence, Creativity and Creative Achievement Richard Lynn * University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA Race differences in intelligence are generally consistent with differences in the historical record of creative achievement in the arts and sciences. The North East Asians (classical Mongoloids) and the European Caucasoids have the highest intelligence and the greatest creative achievements, while other races have lower IQs and lesser creative achievements. There is however an anomaly: North East Asians have a higher IQ than Europeans, but their creative achievements have been less. Evidence is presented showing that the North East Asians have lower creativity measured by openness to experience. It is proposed that this explains their lower creative achievement. Key Words: Race; Intelligence; Creativity; Creative Achievement; Openness to experience. IQs for the major races have been compiled from approximately 550 studies and are given in Lynn (2006). The metric in this compilation is based on a mean of 100 and standard deviation of 15 for Britain. Assessed by this metric, the estimated average IQ of the North East Asians (the Classical Mongoloids of China, Korea and Japan) is 105, the European Caucasoids 99, the South Asian and North African Caucasoids 84, South East Asians 87, the Native American Indians 86, the sub-Saharan Africans 67, the Australian Aborigines 62 and Kalahari Bushmen 54. These race differences in IQ are highly correlated with differences in scores on standardized international assessments of mathematics and science proficiency obtained by 9- and 13-year-old students, described in Lynn & Vanhanen (2006) and extended in Lynn and Mikk (2007) and in Lynn, Meisenberg, Mikk & Williams (2007). In these studies the North East Asians do much better than the Europeans, who in turn do better than the South Asians, the South East Asians and the sub-Saharan Africans. * E-mail: LynnR540@aol.com
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158 Richard Lynn The Mankind Quarterly Table 1 Population size (millions), Nobel prize-winners and Fields medallists, and total achievements per 1 million, 1901-2006 Africans Europeans North East Asians N.Africans Population - million 300 933 878 872 Nobels: Science 0 357 14 5 Nobels: Literature 1 91 3 4 Nobels: Economics 0 51 0 1 Fields: Math 0 42 5 0 Total 1 541 22 10 Per million 0.003 0.580 0.025 0.011
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159 Volume XLVIII Number 2, Winter 2007 Table 2. Scores of 64 countries on openness to experience Europeans Europeans South Asians Argentina 50.8 Slovenia 50.5 Bangladesh 53.3 Australia 50.1 South Africa* 54.4 Cyprus 49.4 Austria 49.3 Spain 49.6 Fiji 47.2 Belgium 54.6 Sweden* 46.0 India 48.5 Canada 48.7 Switzerland 52.6 Indonesia 48.0 Chile 54.7 Ukraine 42.1 Israel 50.9 Croatia 48.0 U. K. 46.0 Jordan 47.1 Czech Rep. 50.6 United States 50.0 Lebanon 49.4 Denmark* 46.5 MEDIAN 50.10 Malaysia
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