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The science of life as seen through Rose-coloured glasses (Commentary)

Anderson, M. (1999) The science of life as seen through Rose-coloured glasses (Commentary). Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 22 (05). pp. 886-887.

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This commentary takes issue with two of Rose’s central themes from the perspective of the psychology of intelligence. In the case of reductionism, I argue that Rose fails to live up to his own rhetoric by claiming a veto from his own discipline (biology) over facts of the matter in another (psychology). In the case of “Lifelines,” Rose’s argument is contradicted by evidence from both individual differences and developmental change in intelligence.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Notes: Commentary on Steven Rose (1999). Précis of Lifelines: Biology, freedom, determinism. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 22, pp 871-885
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