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Cyril BurtFraud or Framed?$
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N. J. Mackintosh

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198523369

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523369.001.0001

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IQ and science: the mysterious Burt affair

IQ and science: the mysterious Burt affair

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Cyril Burt

A. R. Jensen

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on Cyril Lodovic Burt's personality, and especially his area of research. Sir Cyril Lodovic Burt (1883–1971) was long regarded as a towering figure in the history of British psychology. The first British psychologist to be knighted (a distinction bestowed on only two other psychologists to date), Burt was renowned for his intellectual brilliance and scholarly industry. Two areas of research for which Burt was best known were factor analysis and the genetics of intelligence, fields in which his mathematical aptitude could be used to great advantage. In both fields, Burt's work was ground-breaking. He expertly adapted new developments in quantitative genetics to the study of human behavioural traits.

Keywords:   Cyril Burt, British psychology, factor analysis, genetics of intelligence, mathematical aptitude, human behaviour

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