Jensen, Arthur R.

Jensen, Arthur R. (Robert)

(1923–  ) psychologist; born in San Diego, Calif. An educational psychologist at the University of California: Berkeley (1958), he concluded in an explosive Harvard Education Review article (1969) that on average whites are more intelligent than blacks; his subsequent report (1979) that intelligence tests are not race biased further stoked the controversy surrounding his work.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.