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The Intelligence of the Evenk/Tungus of the Russian Far East

Vladimir Shibaev and Richard Lynn


Published: 2015/12/01


A sample of 28 Evenk/Tungus village children in the Russian Far East was tested with the Standard Progressive Matrices Plus and obtained a British IQ of 80. A sample of 13 ethnic Russian children growing up under similar conditions was tested with the same method and obtained a British IQ of 85. The results suggest that cognitive development of both groups is impeded by the isolated conditions under which the children in these villages grow up. Key Words: Intelligence; Evenk; Tungus; Progressive Matrices; Russia.

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