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Unformatted text preview: October 26, 2007 English 101 F. 5:30-8:30 In Howard Gardner’s essay, “Who Owns Intelligence?” we learn that psychologist Alfred Binet, despite passing away almost a hundred years ago still has influence in current day psychology. Some of ideas in the essay that I felt are relevant today are that intelligence is inborn and one can do little to alter one’s intellectual birthright and that multiple intelligences exist. In psychology there are many questions and mysteries. There are so many fields and categories; it’s practically limitless how far in depth you can go. The essay states, “Psychologists who study intelligence have argued chiefly about three questions.” One of the questions being, “Is intelligence largely inherited?” Personally, I agree with the idea that intelligence is inborn. In other words psychologists believe that your genes have more of an influence on your intelligence than your environment. A good example of this is provided in the essay. The study consists of your environment....
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- Spring '08
- English, Alfred Binet