Intelligence_2_Outline-2 - PSYC 1101-I 03/04/2010...

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PSYC 1101-I 03/04/2010 Intelligence Part 2 Outline I. Intelligence due to Nature or Nurture (Heredity or Environment)? Background: Galton and The Family-Tree Studies (19 th Century) - Suggested intelligence was inherited and could not be changed - Flawed research all participants from mid and higher leveled families (upper class) 1. Galton and The Family and Twin studies (20 th century) 1. Identical and fraternal twins (raised together or apart) 2. Siblings (raised together or apart) 3. Adoption studies - Biological parent-child that lived together - Bio parent-child that live apart - Adoptive parent-child that lived together o Most similar: bio couple, lived together o Least: bio couple that live apart and adoptive that live together 2. Effects of Enriched and Deprived Environments a. Cumulative Deprivation Theory: IQ of children in deprived environments (e.g. orphanages) decline as they grow up - why decline? - Children in enriched environment are progressing more rapidly - Deviation IQ determined on comparison of individual score to group mean! b.
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This note was uploaded on 07/14/2010 for the course PSYC 1101 taught by Professor Leader during the Spring '07 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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