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Jensenism

[ jen-suh-niz-uhm ]

noun

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


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  • Jensen·ist Jensen·ite noun adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Jensenism1

First recorded in 1965–70; named after Arthur R. Jensen (1923–2012), U.S. educational psychologist, who proposed such a theory; -ism

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