The Bell Curve - The Bell Curve Thesis The Bell Curve is a...

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The Bell Curve Thesis The Bell Curve is a thesis: a thesis is an underdeveloped theory that is being challenged against other existing theories to determine its validity, and claims that people are rated according to their intelligence; that intelligence will determine if you are to become a part of the cognitive elite .
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The Bell Curve Thesis The Bell Curve Thesis measures the cognitive ability of an individual in society and places that individual in a certain social standing; if that person is of high intelligence it places them among the social elite
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The Bell Curve Thesis In the past one’s social standing was based on one’s background but now, according to Hernstein and Murray, the cognitive elite or “smarter members” of society are physically separated both in the workplace and in the neighborhood.
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The Bell Curve Thesis As a result, it becomes a cycle where the social elite only relate to one another, practicing endogamy, keeping their social status and passing it on to their children, thus maintaining their physical separation.
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course SOCIAL SCI 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Community College of Philadelphia.

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The Bell Curve - The Bell Curve Thesis The Bell Curve is a...

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