Thu July 31, 2014
OSU Psych Quiz Question Upsets Christians
Christian groups are upset over a question in an online quiz for an Ohio State University psychology class.
The question indicates having a higher IQ would make a person more likely to be an atheist.
OSU Psychology Department chair Richard Petty says the online quiz refers to a study discussed in the textbook which shows certain groups tend to score higher on IQ tests. The textbook suggests the implication is not that religious or political beliefs correlate to intelligence but rather to one's ability to score well on tests. Petty says Worth Publishers is removing the question from its website.
Petty says the question will be a factor in whether the school uses the textbook in the future.