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Volume 1, Issue 1 (1972)

Cultural Differences and Inferences About Psychological Processes

pp. 22—25

The currently dominant explanation for social class and ethnic differences in intellectual performance is that minority groups and the poor suffer intellectual deficits arising from a variety of disadvantageous circumstances: lack of proper mother child relations, restricted language experience, inconsistent reinforcement for intellectual activities, among others (Bee et al., 1969 ; Bruner, 1970 ; Deutsch, 1967).

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