Cyril Burt

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English psychologist whose studies of twins were later said to have used fabricated data (1883-1971)

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Sir Cyril Burt achieved unparalleled results in researching the effects of environment and heredity on identical twins.
It was not until after his death that Prof Sir Cyril Burt (1883-1971) was accused of fabricating data on the inheritance of intelligence.
Schneirla and the concept of levels of integration; developmental systems theories; developmental systems theory: the sample case of developmental context ualism; life-span, action theory, life-course, and bioecological perspectives; nature approaches to human development: behavioral genetics; nature approaches to development: the sample case of intelligence and the work of Sir Cyril Burt and Arthur Jensen; nature approaches to development: Konrad Lorenz and the concept of "instinct"; nature approaches to development: sociobiology; cognition and development: from neo-nativism to developmental systems; stage theories of development; the differential approach; the ipsative approach to development; methodological issues in the study of human development: applied developmental science.
For those educated in Britain since 1945, perhaps the most alarming case cited here is that of Sir Cyril Burt whose papers, published in the 1940s, regarding inherited intelligence led to the introduction of selective education.
His very competent, very well-written book celebrates the return to respectability of some items that we have tended to assume were buried in history: intelligence testing, eugenics and Sir Cyril Burt.