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The Mental Age Of Americans
The average adult intelligence cannot be less than the average adult intelligence, and to anyone who knows what the words “mental age” mean, Mr. Stoddard’s remark is precisely as silly as if he had written that the average mile was three quarters of a mile long....
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Title: The Mental Age Of Americans
Creator: Walter Lippmann (author)
Date: October 25, 1922
Format: Article
Publication: The New Republic
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: vol.32, pp.213-215
Keywords: Advocacy; Alfred Binet; California; Children; Cognitive Disability; Eugenics; France; Government; Heredity; Ideologies; Intelligence; Intelligence Tests; Laws & Regulation; Lothrop Stoddard; Medicine & Science; Military; Prejudice; Psychology; Public Health & Welfare; Soldiers; Statistics; Walter Lippmann; War; WWI
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Science, Health & Technology; Social Movements & Advocacy