hans jurgen eysenck


Hans J(urgen) [yur-guhn] , 1916–97, British psychologist, born in Germany.
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Eysenck (ˈaɪzɛŋk)
Hans Jürgen (hænz ˈjɜːɡən). 1916--97, British psychologist, born in Germany, who developed a dimensional theory of personality that stressed the influence of heredity

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hans jurgen eysenck

German-born British psychologist best known for espousing controversial views; he held that genetic makeup might be responsible for IQ differences between whites and blacks and that smoking had not been shown to cause lung cancer (b. March 4, 1916--d. Sept. 4, 1997).

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