Intelligenc2 - Intelligence The Influence of Heredity and...

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Intelligence The Influence of Heredity and Environment Today, researchers generally agree that heredity and environment have an interactive influence on intelligence. Many researchers believe that there is a reaction range to IQ, which refers to the limits placed on IQ by heredity. Heredity places an upper and lower limit on the IQ that can be attained by a given person. The environment determines where within these limits the person’s IQ will lie. Despite the prevailing view that both heredity and environment influence intelligence, researchers still have different opinions about how much each contributes and how they interact. Hereditary Influences Evidence for hereditary influences on intelligence comes from the following observations: Family studies show that intelligence tends to run in families. Twin studies show a higher correlation between identical twins in IQ than between fraternal twins. This holds true even when identical twins reared apart are compared to fraternal twins reared together. Adoption studies show that adopted children somewhat resemble their biological parents
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