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Robert M. Yerkes, Psychological Examining in the U.S. Army , 1921. (as described in Steven Jay Gould, The Mismeasure of Man ) “Mental tests” administered to 1.75 million WWI recruits, assigning “mental age” to adults. Results for European Immigrants: Years of Residence in U.S. Mean Mental Age 0-5 11.29 6-10 11.70 11-15 12.53 15-20 13.50 20+ 13.74 Conclusion: Recent arrivals more likely to come from ‘inferior stock’, such as Russians (11.34), Italians (11.01) and Poles (10.74), in contrast to Northern European immigrants who disproportionately arrived later.
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Unformatted text preview: Other possible explanation assimilation over timesimply dismissed as implausible. In other words, 1920 cross-section data was interpreted as consistent with: Scenario A (Pure Cohort Effects): Year Mental Age 1920 1915 1910 1905 1900 arrived 1900 arrived 1905 arrived 1910 arrived 1915 arrived 1920 Of course, the same data is also consistent with: Scenario B: Pure Assimilation Effects Year Mental Age 1920 1915 1910 1905 1900 arrived 1900 arrived 1905 arrived 1910 arrived 1915 arrived 1920...
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