Published in 1994, The Bell Curve caused uproar. Herrnstein and Murray claim that intelligence is the key factor in determining success in life and that it is genetic and, more controversially still, that some ethnic groups are more intelligent than others.
Dr Christine Ma received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2011. She was then a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University in the Psychology Department and the Harvard Kennedy School. She is currently an Assistant Professor of psychology at the Univeristy of Laverne, California. Michael Schapira is an associate professor at the The School of Computer Science and Engineering, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.