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Race Differences in Intelligence, Creativity and Creative Achievement

Richard Lynn

Published: 2008/03/01

Abstract

Race differences in intelligence are generally consistent with differences in the historical record of creative achievement in the arts and sciences. The North East Asians (classical Mongoloids) and the European Caucasoids have the highest intelligence and the greatest creative achievements, while other races have lower IQs and lesser creative achievements. There is however an anomaly: North East Asians have a higher IQ than Europeans, but their creative achievements have been less. Evidence is presented showing that the North East Asians have lower creativity measured by openness to experience. It is proposed that this explains their lower creative achievement.

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