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4. Compare the varying effects of early enrichment on the development of intelligence. In what instances does early intervention contribute to intelligence and in what instances do we see little or no impact? Early enrichment plays a huge role on the development of intelligence as intelligence is built on nurture basis. If children have enriched environments, then they are less likely to become passive and deprived in their environment. In infancy and early childhood, early intervention can play a major role in the development of intelligence, but in the teen years and early adulthood there is little to no impact.
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Module 64: Group Differences and the Question of Bias (pp. 638-645) 1. Summarize the findings of various researchers regarding differing intellectual abilities in racial and ethnic groups. Racial groups differ in average intelligence test scores, but it is also evident that higher scoring individuals are more likely to attain higher levels of education and income. It seems that majority groups typically outscore minority groups. In America, whites typically score higher than blacks on intelligence tests. 2. If you suspect that a test is biased against a given group of individuals, how can you test this belief? If there is the idea that a test is biased against a certain group of individuals, then you test it by checking to see if the questions are cultural-neutral. 3. Using examples from the text, explain how the stereotype threat hijacks mental performance for minority groups. The stereotype threat hijacks mental performance by confirming a concern that one will be negatively evaluated for. Black students will not perform as well in honors courses if they aren't welcomed to the classroom for the belief that they are less than and don’t belong there at all.
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