[ jen-suh-niz-uh m ]
/ ˈdʒɛn səˌnɪz əm /


the theory that an individual's IQ is largely due to heredity, including racial heritage.

Origin of Jensenism

1965–70; after Arthur R. Jensen (born 1923), U.S. educational psychologist, who proposed such a theory; see -ism
Related formsJen·sen·ist, Jen·sen·ite, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019