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Der Psychohistoriker
A psychohistorian

Book review by P. Netter, Department of Psychology, University of Giessen: Personality and Individual Differences 13 (2002) 185-186 - full text -
This is an exceptional book ... . It leaves the protected intellectual field of 'pure science' and extends psychology into the battle field of politics, sociodemographic and economic statistics and statements by promoting ideas which are partly contrary to the present Zeitgeist. ... It is recommended for everybody who engages in intelligence research and wants to convey the idea of the relevance of this concept to all areas of social and political life, and it should be recommended to students of psychology. It would be useful to have an English translation.

Even far better: Die Intelligenz und ihre Feinde: Aufstieg und Niedergang der Industriegesellschaft. Graz: Ares 2012, 544 pages

Genetics of IQ, Differential psychology

  • Weiss, V.: Review: Thilo Sarrazin: Deutschland schafft sich ab -Germany Self-Destructs: Ignoring Biological Reality Means Social and Economic Catastrophe.

  • Weiss, V.: National IQ Means, Calibrated and Transformed from Educational Attainment and Their Underlying Gene Frequencies.

  • Weiss, V.: The Population Cycle Drives Human History - from a Eugenic Phase into a Dysgenic Phase and Collapse.

  • The Basic Period of Individual Mental Speed (BIP), Underlying IQ

    Invited by Hans-Jürgen Eysenck and refereed by Arthur R. Jensen:
  • Weiss, V. (1992). Major genes of general intelligence. Personality and individual Differences, 13, 1115-1134

  • DUF1220 copy number is linearly associated with IQ
  • Polygenes Underlying IQ and Educational Attainment. Who are the Players behind the Scenes? Responsible for the Current Deadlock of Research?
  • Weiss, V.: The advent of a molecular genetics of general intelligence. Intelligence 20 (1995) 115-124 (Editorial).
  • Weiss, V. (1984).: Psychometric intelligence correlates with interindividual different rates of lipid peroxidation. Biomedica Biochimica Acta, 43, 755-763.
  • Percentage of highly gifted and high IQ subjects among the relatives of highly gifted
  • Further publications in German

    Code of the brain, Short term memory capacity, Attention, EEG, Quantum computing

  • Weiss, H. und V. Weiss (2003). pdf full text The golden mean as clock cycle of brain waves. Chaos, Solitons and Fractals 18, 643-652. html The golden mean as clock cycle of brain waves

  • Weiss, H. und V. Weiss (2002): The golden section as coding principle of information. Journal of Mathematics and Design 2, 63-73.

  • Roopun, Anita K. et al. (2008). Temporal interactions between cortical rhythms. Front. Neurosci. 2, 145-154.

  • Nunes, R. R., M. P. de Almeida and J. W. Sleigh (2004). Spectral entropy: a new method for anesthetic adequacy. Rev. Bras. Anestesiol. 54, 404-422.

  • Weiss, V. (1992). The relationship between short-term memory capacity and EEG power spectral density. Biological Cybernetics, 68, 165-172.
  • Weiss, V. (1995). Memory span as the quantum of action of thought. Cahiers de Psychologie Cognitive 14, 387-408.

  • Lehrl, S. and B. Fischer (1990). A basic information psychological parameter (BIP) for the reconstruction of concepts of intelligence. European Journal of Personality 4, 259-286.

  • Weiss, V. (1990). The spatial metric of brain underlying the temporal metric of EEG and thought. Gegenbaurs morphologisches Jahrbuch (136), 79-87.

    History of Science

  • Weiss, V. (1991). It could be Neo-Lysenkoism, if there was ever a break in continuity! Mankind Quarterly, 31, 231-253
  • Weiss, V. (1992). It is no task of science to promote equality. Biologisches Zentralblatt, 111, 185-186.
  • Further publications in German

    Giftedness, Creativity

  • Weiss, V. (1995). The emergence of a cognitive elite. Comment on "The Bell Curve" by Herrnstein and Murray. Mankind Quarterly 35, 373-390.
  • Percentage of highly gifted and high IQ subjects among the relatives of highly gifted

  • Weiss, V. (1992).Major genes of general intelligence. Personality and individual Differences, 13, 1115-1134.

    A 25-years-follow-up of the highly gifted of former East Germany:
  • Weiss, V. (1994). Mathematical giftedness and family relationship. European Journal for High Ability, 5 , 58-67. Further publications in German

    Personnel selection, Heritability, Genetics of athletics

  • Weiss, V. (2003). The application of heritabilities in personnel selection. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 62, 15-16.
  • Weiss, V. (1981). The heritability index in the diagnosis of giftedness and aptitude in children and adolescents. Leistungssport 11, 192-195.
  • Weiss, V. (1979). The use of heritabilities of anthropometric measures and performance tests in personnel selection. Gegenbaurs morphologisches Jahrbuch, 125, 174-177. (Reprints (1979): Mankind Quarterly 19, 221-224; und (1982): The Mankind Quarterly Monograph Series, No. 2, Essays in Medical Anthropology. Washington: Cliveden Press.)
  • Weiss, V. (1984). Mendelian and biometrical approach in sport genetics. In: Wolanski, N. and Siniarska, A. (eds.): Genetics of Psychomotor Traits in Man. Warschau: International Society of Sport Genetics and Somatology. S. 99-104.
  • Further publications in German

    Social history, Social mobility, Historical demography

  • Weiss, V. (2007). The Population Cycle Drives Human History from a Eugenic Phase into a Dysgenic Phase and Eventual Collapse. The Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies 32, 327-358.
  • Weiss, V. (1990). PDF Full text Social and Demographic Origins of the European Proletariat. Mankind Quarterly 31, 127-152.
  • Weiss, V (1991). Les origines sociales et démographiques du prolétariat. Annales de démographie historiques 277-293.
  • Further publications in German


  • Weiss, V. (1980): Inbreeding and genetic distance between hierachically structured populations measured by surname frequencies. Mankind Quarterly 21, 135-149.
  • Further publications in German

    See also Volkmar Weiss: German publications on twin research, genetics of quantitative trait loci, sociology of education, regional history, history of Saxony, family reconstitution, nationalsocialism, genealogy, antisemitism and innovation research.

  • Weiss, V.: Impatiens edgeworthii, an invasive balsam in Central Europe by its ecology. Does it be an aggregate species? KDP 2020, 43 pages
  • Weiss, V.: The Blessing of Global Warming for Species Diversity and Biodiversity. Die Kehre 2023.
  • Weiss, V.: Grindelia hirsutala and Grindelia squarrosa as Neophytes in the Leipzig. 2023