Influence On Childhood Intelligence

1. Intelligence relates to the way one naturally learns, reasons, problem solves and uses wisdom. Wisdom being when and where to use the knowledge you have. Intelligence is measured by the capacity at which one can do the things listed prior. Intelligence is cognitive behavior. This concept can be explained by looking at the IQ test, they aren’t test, it measures our experiences and knowledge and problem solving. So, if an IQ test measures intelligence then this is what intelligence can be defined as to me.
2. There are two types of intelligence fluid and crystalized. Fluid can be defined as the someone’s ability to solve new problems and use logic in new situations. Crystallized intelligence has nothing to do with memory but it’s the ability
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True, intelligence seems to be stable across adulthood. In childhood intelligence varies but at about age 7 or 8 it starts to become stable.
5. Two factors that seem to influence intelligence are heredity and environment. Although genetics cannot account for majority of the influence on intelligence there are different genes that play a role in intelligence. Studies of families seem to show that intelligence runs in the family. IQ in twin studies show more correlation then those who are fraternal. Environment studies on IQ have shown siblings raised together have similar IQ’s then those who are raised separately. Children in poor environments tend to have lower IQs but when placed in a better environment IQ tends to increase.
6. Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, ages 6 to 17. This test is divided into 15 subtests that assess a range of areas. These test results are totaled to help provide a full scale IQ score. Sub-scores are tallied into four other areas which include verbal comprehension, nonverbal and fluid reasoning, working memory and processing speed. Stanford- Binet Intelligence Sale, ages 2 to 85. This test assesses 5 basic areas which are fluid reasoning, knowledge, quantitative reasoning, visual-spatial processing and working
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SAT and ACT are aptitude tests; they are used to measure potentially how well a student will do in college. These tests are good because they can measure logic, problem solving and things like that but they do not measure one’s work ethic. Although someone may have high potential they may not reach that because of a low work ethic. Someone may have a high work ethic and a low aptitude score. These aptitude tests such as the SAT and ACT do not consider that factor. There are other non-academic things these tests do not measure are anxiety, lack of attention etc. If you score high on these tests you usually get a nice scholarship which is an advantage. Bottom line these measure potential and potential is not always reached.
14. Personality are traits and characteristics, long lasting and enduring qualities. Your temperament and emotional states. Personality is housed in the frontal lobe of the brain. It is your unique combination of a person’s states and traits. Personality is measured by assessments and these measure a person’s states and

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