Intelligence

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Intlligence In society, people base their life on intelligence. They do everything possible to get ahead in life. To get ahead, they cheat each other, back stab, and commit many sinful acts. Also, they educate themselves so they are capable of doing whatever is required of them. Society is trying to always make themselves smarter. Are they trying to change something that they have no control over though? Intelligence is something that everybody has, but is something that is developed over time. The development of intelligence has many items that play a factor. For instance, environment and heredity both play a role in developing a person's I.Q. “Each of us are born with intelligence” (Lawler 15). With one’s intelligence, one finds outside issues exist in playing a role in their I.Q. For instance, the moment a baby is born factors are affecting that child’s I.Q. The baby does not have control over these factors, but they still take an affect. The factors can range from the baby’s birth weight to the order in which the child was born. Loehlin, Lindzey, and Spuhler state that a child with “low-birth weight tend to have a lower I.Q.”(212). This is true because it is believed that if the child’s birth weight is low then the child must be slower at developing. Since a child is slow at developing, he will therefore have a lower I.Q. On the other end, “If you come from a large family, your I.Q. may go hand in hand with the position you were born. If you are the youngest your intelligence tends to be higher than the first born”(Pinter 530). After the issues that one can’t control take effect, one needs to concentrate on his parental role in developing a child’s intelligence. “Parental education has no effect on a ... ... middle of paper ... ...utcome is based on things such as home and school, your family, and the culture in which you grow- up in. These items are always going to play a role in the outcome of one’s intelligence. No matter how hard one tries to change them, it will always remain the way it was meant to be. Bibliography: Works Cited Lawler, James M. I.Q., Heritability and Racism. New York: International Publishers, 1978. Lewis, Michael. Origins of Intelligence: Infancy and Early Childhood. New York: Plenum Press, 1976. Loehlin, Lindzey, and J.N. Spuhler. Race Difference in Intelligence. San Francisco: W.H. Freeman and Company, 1975. Montagu. Race and I.Q.. New York: Oxford University Press, 1975. Pintner. Intelligence Testing, Methods and Results. New York: H. Holt, 1923. Ken Richardson and David Spears. Race and Intelligence. Baltimore: Penguin Books Inc., 1972
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