Posted: 21 May 2011 at 6:37am | IP Logged
Originally posted by .Doe.
These IQ tests are really dumb. There is more to intelligence than the IQ tests.
The reason these IQ tests came into existence was to divide children into categories based on their IQ in France...it was a method to make it easy for the teacher to know who was bright & who wasn't. That was started by Alfred Binet. However, it was Sir Francis Galton (a cousin of Darwin I guess), who introduced intelligence to Psychology. He made baseless statements like rich are more intelligent than poor, white are more intelligent than coloured, men are more intelligent than women and blah. Funny how a theory like this led to a vast topic like Intelligence.
As for nature vs nurture, it is a bit of both. We all know that genes play a great part in everything, including intelligence. This can be seen through studies like Twin studies, Pedigree analysis, etc.
As for the theory supporting nurture, I have read that orphans (neglected) who came under the mentally retarded category through IQ tests showed improvement in the intelligence levels when they were adopted by a lady who took good care of them.
So it is a bit of both.
Yeah actually you r rite..different IQ tests are on the basis of different perspective...and only one IQ test cannot tell ur whole intelligence..so it does have some drawbacks..
And what you said about the twins. Yeah, I read it somewhere that if the twins are parted thn their intelligence will have lot of differences and it they are not, thn 95% of the intelligence are same. So environment does effects a lot.
and about the history one, there are lots many ppl who havespend their time a lot making thinking or new concepts which makes no sense..God! Psychology is a vast subject..I never used to like it..
Edited by .FunLuvingGirl. - 21 May 2011 at 6:39am