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Unformatted text preview: ENVIRONMENT • environment still a factor "we have a range of potentials" • diet of pregnant mother enhanced can increase IQ-during infancy malnutrition can lower IQ • environmental stimulation is key- those in intellectually stimulating environment have higher IQ compared High Socio Status adoptive parent vs Low Socio status parent example Milwaukee Project 1961 -intervened in family 40 poor women pregnant split to 2 groups group 1: mothers given special training in infant education nutrition -children spent day with professionals getting better food group 2: no treatment experimental group had IQ 51 points higher than mother control group had higher IQ than mother also not as much from testing? Head Start 1965-involves parents-boosts cognitive skills -effectiveness depends on quality of program and clearly defined goals IQ debate both heredity and environment affect MENTAL ABILITIES AND HUMAN DIVERSITY • many believe that males and females differ in verbal and math ability • IS THIS TRUE? • GENDER DIFFERENCES...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course PSY 2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '08 term at Broward College.
- Fall '08