Essays Tagged: "Intelligence quotient"

Biological Determinism

the author of the article 'All in the Genes?', there is no intrinsic causality between genetics and intelligence. The author analyses different aspects of biological determinism, and supplies many exa ... which is built on the ideology of biological determinism: '. . . if most of the variation in, say, intelligence among individuals is a consequence of variation among their genes, then manipulating th ...

(12 pages) 162 0 3.7 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Born First, Born Smarter? The study of who would be more articulate?

pply to every member of every family. One consistent finding is the relationship of birth order and intelligence. First-born children tend to have a greater intellectual ability than their later born ... sociate, Gregory Markus, developed a theory that explained the relationship between birth order and intelligence. It is said that their research is quite unusual due to the fact that they never came i ...

(4 pages) 281 4 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Race and Intelligence - Are different races more intelligent than others?

Race and IntelligenceIn the article by Stephan Jay Gould, "Racist Arguments and IQ", he writes, "The racist a ... kulls. Today these contentions stand totally discredited. What craniometry was to the 19th century, intelligence testing has been to the 20th." On average Whites score about 15 IQ points higher than B ... to the 20th." On average Whites score about 15 IQ points higher than Blacks on the IQ tests. These Intelligence Quotient tests were written by white culture and therefore blacks may have a cultural d ...

(3 pages) 120 1 3.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Abnormal Psychology: a 2100 word essay on psychological disorders and dysfunctions, atypical behaviors, psychological testing and behavioral assesment

gical testing can be divided into three categories: projective testing, personality inventories and intelligence testing. Projective testing sprung from the problem of how to assess the influence of u ... ough to lie about their symptoms, four of the scales determine the validity of each administration. Intelligence testing is the type of test used to determine the patient's intelligence quotient (IQ). ...

(8 pages) 671 1 4.9 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Capital Punishment of the Mentally Retarded in relation to A Lesson Before Dying - includes parenthetical citations and works cited.

is mentally retarded, unable to commit such a crime. He asks the jury if they can see "a modicum of intelligence" and if it appears as though Jefferson could "plan anything."Ernest J. Gaines's opinion ...

(3 pages) 52 3 2.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Born Addicted to Alcohol

found that preschoolers with FASgenerally score in the mentally handicapped to dull normalrange of intelligence" (Phelps, 1995, p. 205). Childrenwith FAS usually h ave language delay problems during ...

(4 pages) 62 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Childrens' Complexity in Drawing

(3 pages) 23 0 0.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

What are the advantages and disadvantages of an IQ test.

What is intelligence? Sattler describes a famous symposium conducted in 1921 at which 13 psychologists gave ... bes a famous symposium conducted in 1921 at which 13 psychologists gave 13 different definitions of intelligence (1992, pp. 44-45). Some of these definitions are paraphrased below:Intelligence is. . . ... s. . .You can see that we still have not reached a common definition. There are other approaches to intelligence. We have studied Piaget, who believed that intelligence represents the biological adapt ...

(3 pages) 130 0 3.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Outline of Chapter 4: Understanding Student Differences in "Psychology Applied to Teaching" 11th edition By: Jack Snowman and Robert Biehler

I. The Nature & Measurement of IntelligenceA. The Origin of Intelligence Testing1. In 1904, Alfred Binet was appointed to a commiss ... In 1916, Lewis Terman of Stanford University adapted the test, & it became an extremely popular intelligence test known as the Stanford-Binet.a. Terman added a global measure known as the intellig ... ow because both the Wechsler & modern Stanford-Binet use deviation scores.3. The history of the intelligence test illustrates why it predicts academic performance better than job performance, inco ...

(12 pages) 160 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Children Have Never Been Better Off

ery person is unique it just shouldn't be that way.Although it would be interesting to know what my intelligence quotient is, I would be down on myself if I tested poorly. Then I would limit myself to ...

(5 pages) 21 0 5.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Cause Effect Music On Intelligence

performed a study that began the controversy regarding the relationship between classical music and intelligence. This study consisted of separating students into two groups; one group then listened t ... ic enhance intellectual ability? "As a group, children who study music score higher on standardized intelligence tests than children who do not,"� according to John Elderkin (Elderkin 43). Chil ...

(4 pages) 22 0 0.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


(2 pages) 84 0 5.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Genius Paper-Alexander The Great

ative power, a person of extraordinary intellect and talent, a person who has an exceptionally high intelligence quotient, typically above 140, a strong natural talent, aptitude, or inclination or one ...

(5 pages) 39 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Intelligency Analysis

In an educational setting, intelligence and achievement tests are administered routinely to assess individual accomplishment. T ... help determine readiness for reading and writing placement.A standardized test used to establish an intelligence level rating by measuring a subject's ability to form concepts, solve problems, acquire ... nformation, reason, and perform other intellectual operations (Trosky, 1989).A psychometric test of intelligence; is what an intelligence test tests (Trosky, 1989). In defining intelligence, there has ...

(4 pages) 121 0 0.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Down syndrome

20 % below normal. Mental retardation (100 %) becomes evident at the end of first year of life. The intelligence quotient in adults is most often below 50, although some are believed to have moderate ...

(5 pages) 18 0 3.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The Bell Curve: IQ Scores Determining Intelligence

"Intelligence…must be depictable as a single number, capable of ranking people in linear order ... he premises are false (Gould, p. 368). Evidence demonstrates that IQ scores do not always determine intelligence. The first claim of The Bell Curve reiterates the efficacy of Social Darwinism. Social ... n and Murray examine how variables such as income, poverty, crime, and illegitimacy are affected by intelligence. Their major finding is that intelligence and socioeconomic class are influential for m ...

(7 pages) 39 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Cognitive Development Theories

f how children develop. One example of an issue debated within this theory was the emergence of the intelligence quotient, or IQ test, brought on by Lewis Terman. These tests are used to determine wer ... issue is how behaviorist B.F. Skinner argued that all children are easily influenced and they gain intelligence through positive reinforcement.Two of the most influential developmental theorist are J ...

(7 pages) 125 1 4.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

An analysis to investigate the extent of the influence of environmental and genetic factors on intelligence

An analysis to investigate the extent of the influence of environmental and genetic factors on intelligenceWhat is intelligence? If this question is asked to many different people, the possible a ... arning and reasoning skills, capability of solving problems etc. There are a lot of definitions for intelligence; however no conceptualization has yet established as a fully satisfying definition (Nei ...

(5 pages) 5 0 0.0 Jan/2013

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology