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The Intelligence of Biracial Children of U.S. Servicemen in Northeast Asia: Results from Japan

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Ulster Institute for Social Research, London NW26 9LQ, UK
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Independent Researcher, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
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Faculty of Foreign Studies, Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University, Gifu 501-6194, Japan
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Psych 2019, 1(1), 132-138; https://doi.org/10.3390/psych1010010
Received: 11 April 2019 / Revised: 16 April 2019 / Accepted: 17 April 2019 / Published: 24 April 2019
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Abstract

The IQ averages of biracial children have long been of interest to intelligence researchers for clarifying the causes of group differences in intelligence. We carried out a search for IQ test results of biracial children fathered by U.S. servicemen after World War 2 and indigenous Asian women in northeast Asian countries (Japan, Korea, China). We were able to locate a report from Japan from a foster home (n = 28–48 biracial children across tests). Results showed that there was only a minuscule IQ gap (<1 IQ) between children of Black–Japanese and White–Japanese parents. However, interpretation of the results is difficult owing to the very small sample size, the non-representative sample, and unknown patterns of assortative mating. We suggest possible avenues for future research. View Full-Text
Keywords: Japan; Korea; China; biracial; mixed race; race; intelligence; IQ, hereditarianism; US troops Japan; Korea; China; biracial; mixed race; race; intelligence; IQ, hereditarianism; US troops
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Kirkegaard, E.O.W.; Lasker, J.; Kura, K. The Intelligence of Biracial Children of U.S. Servicemen in Northeast Asia: Results from Japan. Psych 2019, 1, 132-138.

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