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Psychology 100 Explaining Intelligence: Nature or Nurture? Perceiving Intelligence
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Explaining Intelligence Nature Argument Genetic code determines intellectual potential Nurture Argument Intellect is determined by environmental  influences Reinforcement of intellectual pursuits Exposure to toxins during cognitive development
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Nature: The Genetic Argument Twin Studies Correlation between IQ of twins raised  together = .86 Correlation between IQ scores of twins raised  apart = .72 (still very high). Av. Correlation for adopted siblings raised in  same environment = .30
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Nature: The Genetic Argument Heritability  describes the extent to which  genetic factors explain individual  differences in intelligence Heritability of intelligence is 50-70% Heritability varies between groups, not  between individuals
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Nurture: The Environmental Argument Adoption and twin studies suggest that the 
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