The Mismeasure of Man, published in 1981 by Harvard biologist Stephen Jay Gould, is described as “The definitive refutation of the argument of The Bell Curve.” The latter book (by Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray) wasn’t published until 1994. Wait a minute—Dr. Gould won this debate more than a decade in advance!! How is this possible? Princeton psychologist Leo Kamin […]
Okay Employer, it’s time to hire! You have lined up a bunch of candidates, and now you need to choose… but how? To begin with, let’s take a look at all the tools that are used today for candidate selection, and examine how good of a job these tools do at finding who is going to perform on the job. […]
Here is an amazing true story: I flipped a coin 20 times, and it came up heads 20 times. Twenty times! This was not a trick coin or anything like that. It was a regular “fair” coin that normally would come up heads about 50% of the time, and tails the rest of the time. I must be a great […]
If you were choosing a partner to compete alongside you in a quiz show, upon what would you base your decision? Intelligence? Quiz show experience? What about how fat or thin his or her face is? Most of us understand that we can be unconsciously biased. Even Jesse Jackson, the famous African-American politician and activist, admits to being relieved when […]
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