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Twins and other kinship studies

N. J. Mackintosh

in Cyril Burt: Fraud or Framed?

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523369
eISBN:
9780191688898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523369.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Burt's paper ‘The genetic determination of differences in intelligence: a study of monozygotic twins reared together and apart’, published in 1966, provided the most systematic account of his data on ... More


IQ and science: the mysterious Burt affair

A. R. Jensen

in Cyril Burt: Fraud or Framed?

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523369
eISBN:
9780191688898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523369.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter focuses on Cyril Lodovic Burt's personality, and especially his area of research. Sir Cyril Lodovic Burt (1883–1971) was long regarded as a towering figure in the history of British ... More


Burt and the early history of factor analysis

S. F. Blinkhorn

in Cyril Burt: Fraud or Framed?

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523369
eISBN:
9780191688898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523369.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter aims to set Burt's early work on factor analysis in context, in the process providing an account which revises commonly held, accepted, and incorrect views as to priorities in this ... More


Burt as hero and anti-hero: a Greek tragedy

H. J. Eysenck

in Cyril Burt: Fraud or Framed?

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523369
eISBN:
9780191688898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523369.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter provides a personal impression of Burt, from the point of view of a pupil through BA, and PhD apprenticeship. The author of this chapter also worked in Burt's department for a while. The ... More


Does it matter? The scientific and political impact of Burt's work

N. J. Mackintosh

in Cyril Burt: Fraud or Framed?

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523369
eISBN:
9780191688898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523369.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Burt's major theoretical contribution to psychology was surely his work on the development of factor analysis. Unquestionably, it was Burt who was the first to see that the actual pattern of ... More


Cyril Burt: Fraud or Framed?

N. J. Mackintosh (ed.)

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523369
eISBN:
9780191688898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523369.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

When Cyril Burt died in 1971, he was widely regarded as Britain's most eminent educational psychologist. Within five years of his death, however, he was being publicly denounced as a fraud who had ... More


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