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Explain what is meant by the term biological determinism and how the argument is used.

What are the two arguments used in support of biological determinism?

Explain the difference between monogenism and polygenism.

What kind of inconsistencies did Gould find in Morton's work? Explain the significance of these findings.

What is IQ? What does it stand for? How did Binet originally measure it?

What does Binet mean by mental orthopedics?

What did Goddard ignore when he used Binet's work? What was the effect of this?

What is the significance of factor analysis? What was the technique used for? What did Burt and Spearman claim about its use?

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