Criticisms of Richardson

This is a short post, listing and summarizing the major papers, videos, and blog posts criticizing Ken Richardson’s work. I will be sure to update with any other posts I find worthwhile, so let me know by comment or DM if I have missed yours. As of right now, I know Unorthodox Theory is also going to be writing a reply to Richardson on g. It is odd that little academic attention has been paid to him, but in the same breath, it makes a lot of sense as his claims and beliefs are pretty ridiculous.

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Response to Richardson and Norgate (2015): “Does IQ Really Predict Job Performance?”

Ken Richardson is a figure in the psychometric world who has made some pretty bold claims about g, heritability, and IQ testing as a whole. Out of his many (flawed) works, there is one in particular I wished to respond to. Richardson and Norgate (2015) argue that the correlation between IQ and job performance is, at best, greatly overestimated by the pro-IQ side (figures such as Ian Deary, Richard Haier, Arthur Jensen, and most notably in the job performance debate, Frank Schmidt and John Hunter) and at worst, entirely useless. Do their arguments hold up?

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