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Intelligence Quotient

Although it seems easily defined intelligence is a very broad subject. A vast amount of meanings are given to intelligence as a concept from various cultures and sciences. Intelligence can be classified in two ways one way is fluid intelligence and the other is crystalized intelligence. Fluid intelligence is closely tied to biology as well as nature and is responsible for our quick thinking abilities. An example of fluid intelligence would be thinking of an escape route to flee a burning...

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X Chromosome and Intelligence

explore whether or not intelligence is linked to the X chromosome in a person's genetic makeup. Perhaps this research will end the never ending battle of the sexes regarding which sex is smarter. X Rated summary Recent research regarding the X chromosome sequence may help to define the biological differences between men and women. Sexual differences in intelligence were once thought to arise primarily from hormones and the environment. Studies have not found intelligence to be attributed to a single...

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Intelligence: Learned or Inherited -Nature verses Nurture

INTELLIGENCE: INHERITED OR LEARNED Nature versus Nurture Every day, life provides many thought provoking questions and debates such as “Is God real?” or “How was the earth made?” From William Shakespeare in the early 1700’s there was “To be or not to be that is the question-”an internal dilemma “whether tis nobler in the mind (brain) to suffer...or to take arms against the Sea of troubles (environment)” (Shakespeare 4/23/2014). Some three hundred years later in the mid-19th Century...

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Individual Diffferences - How environmental factors affect Personality & Intelligence

Describe and evaluate the ways in which environmental factors can impact on the development of an individual’s personality and intelligence. The discussion in this essay entails the extent to which environmental factors impact an individual’s development of personality and intelligence. Development can be defined as ‘improvement in function’ which would imply that it occurs with the progression of age. Personality has been found to have a substantial genetic influence however economic and social...

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Nature vs Nurture

environmental factors are responsible for the IQ of a child. While the intelligence of a person is mainly determined by the genetic factors or the family factors, we argue that the same cannot be actualized in a poor environment. In other words, an environment which is not conducive for learning works to the detriment of persons by reducing their intellectual ability. As such, though it may be the case that the intelligence quotient of a person is determined by their genes or nature through heredity...

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substantial source of non-shared environment. Considerations of the nature nurture debate: .    Both nature and nurture work together in producing intelligence. Having great genes alone is worth little if intelligence is not nurtured in healthy and stimulating environments. Sometimes people assume that they have great "native" intelligence ("good genes") and they think that they do not have to work hard at being smart. They may be hurt by their own assumption that nature alone is important...

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The Land Lady and Examination Day

Day by Henry Sleaser two surprising events occur. In The Landlady the surprising event is that we find out the landlady is a murderer and in Examination Day a surprising event is when Dickie is killed by the government because he has a high intelligence quotient. One event that surprises the reader in the short story The Landlady is when the landlady is suspected of killing her previous guests and probably planning on killing her current guest. The landlady says some very weird things but at the end...

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Mental Retardation

disability (traditionally called mental retardation) is a generalized disorder seen before adulthood, characterized by a deficit and cognitive dysfunction in two or more adaptive functioning. It is historically defined as having a score of 70 in intelligence quotients. Based almost entirely on cognition, the definition now includes mental functioning and functional capacity of an individual related to the environment. An individual with an IQ undervalued can be considered mentally retarded. The reasons...

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Psychological Homosexuality

the National Institute of Mental Health….The study was meant to explore the relationship between homosexuality and psychological development and illness. Hooker studied both homosexuals and heterosexuals. Both groups were matched for age, intelligence quotient (IQ) and education level, and were then subjected to three psychological tests.” (Johnson, 2003) After discovering that both groups were very similar, she concluded that there was “a zero correlation between social determinism of sexuality...

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Mental Retardation

mental ability or intelligence and because of it they have limitations in all things that they want to do, such as communication, self care and getting along with social situations and in their school activities. Intellectual disability is also called a cognitive disability or simply means Mental Retardation. Children with Mental Retardation or intellectual disability can do or learn how to develop their skills, but they develop slowly unlike the average Children with average Intelligence. They are very...

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