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The Cattell controversy : race, science, and ideology, William H. Tucker

Label
The Cattell controversy : race, science, and ideology
Title
The Cattell controversy
Title remainder
race, science, and ideology
Statement of responsibility
William H. Tucker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Raymond Cattell, the father of personality trait measurement, was one of the most influential psychologists in the twentieth century, the author of fifty-six books, more than five hundred journal articles and book chapters, and some thirty standardized instruments for assessing personality and intelligence in a professional career that spanned almost seventy years. In August 1997, the American Psychological Association announced that Cattell had been selected the recipient of the American Psychological Foundation Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in Psychological Science. Then, only two days before the scheduled ceremony, the APF abruptly postponed the presentation of the award due to concerns involving Cattell's views on racial segregation and eugenics._x000B__x000B_In addition to his mainstream research, Cattell had also authored a series of publications that posited evolutionary progress as the ultimate goal of human existence and argued that scientifically measurable criteria should be used to distinguish "successful" from "failing" racial groups so that the latter might be gradually "phased out" by non-violent methods such as regulation of birth control. Derived from science, Cattell's evolutionary philosophy was intended to be the basis of a full-blown religion. Although the earliest of these works had been published in the 1930s, near the end of an era in which eugenically based policies for human improvement were much more acceptable, Cattell promoted similar ideas well into the 1980s and '90s. _x000B__x000B_The Cattell Controversy describes Cattell's socio-religious beliefs in detail and analyzes their relationship to his scientific contributions. William H. Tucker discusses the controversy that arose within the field in response to the award's postponement, after which Cattell withdrew his name from consideration for the award but insisted that his position had been distorted by taking statements out of context. Reflecting on these events, Tucker concludes with a discussion of the complex question of whether and how a scientist's ideological views should ever be a relevant factor in determining the value of his or her contributions to the field
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tucker, William H.
Dewey number
150.92
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BF109.C38
LC item number
T93 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Cattell, Raymond B.
  • Racism in psychology
  • Cattell, Raymond B.
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Political and social views
  • Racism in psychology
Label
The Cattell controversy : race, science, and ideology, William H. Tucker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-240) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : "a fierce wind" -- Factor analysis and its discontents : Cattellian science -- In the name of evolution : the beginning of Cattell's moral system -- Beyondism and the necessity for "genthanasia" : Cattellian morality in the postwar period -- The Cattell convention : the controversy over the award -- Conclusion : science, awards, and ideology
Control code
811409078
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283583046
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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  • 22573/ctt1c8nfj
  • cd9b6670-d050-4ba4-a202-1758c221ef7c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811409078
Label
The Cattell controversy : race, science, and ideology, William H. Tucker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-240) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : "a fierce wind" -- Factor analysis and its discontents : Cattellian science -- In the name of evolution : the beginning of Cattell's moral system -- Beyondism and the necessity for "genthanasia" : Cattellian morality in the postwar period -- The Cattell convention : the controversy over the award -- Conclusion : science, awards, and ideology
Control code
811409078
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283583046
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1c8nfj
  • cd9b6670-d050-4ba4-a202-1758c221ef7c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811409078

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