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    are not yet clear, Gardner 's argument has attracted considerable in- terest among educators as well as psychologists. Unknowns and knowns) For example, research conducted by (Carraher, Carraher & Schliemann, 1985 correlates with Gardner’s multiple forms of intelligence. Carraher et al (1985) found that practical intelligence cannot be compared to performance in schools and intelligence tests. For example, some children in Brazil fail maths in schools but are capable of managing their street business which needs continuity in order for them to survive. (Unknowns and Knowns) According to (unknowns), the environment is likely to affect an individual’s intelligence. Neisser et al ( ) explain that schools as well as family environment have an effect on intelligence. In the case of family environment, children who come from low income families or environments with domestic violence are likely to low scores in intelligence tests and mental abilities. In the case of schooling, it is clear that children who are in the habit of staying away from school without a good reason are likely to have lower scores in intelligence tests. Neisser et al explain that education provides knowledge as well as increase intellectual abilities. In conclusion, intelligence tests matter because its use helps explain how individuals can improve. This is in the case of grouping children in schools which can help the education system by identifying how the ones that are not doing well can be helped and…

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    In the previous chapters of Outliers, Gladwell establishes that in order to be successful we must put in the requisite time and effort. In addition we must have determination and a willingness to take advantage of our “accumulative advantages”. “The Trouble with Geniuses” expands on this premise by linking hard work and opportunity with the threshold idea, that in order to be successful in life we just have to be good enough. We must learn how to use “practical intelligence” and savvy in order…

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    was passed on down. “The sense of possibility so necessary for success comes not just from inside us or from our parents, it comes from our time; from particular opportunities that our particular place in history presents us with” (Gladwell). This concept show how lucky they were when first moving here and having the opportunity that was given at the time along with taken advantage of whatever it is that they could get from it; passing the luck to the generations after them. After talking about…

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    To What Extent do IQ Tests Effectively Measure Intelligence? Introduction Albert Einstein, a famous theoretical physicist, once said that “the true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination.” While scholastic aptitude can play a large role in determining one’s intelligence, creativity is also a major factor. IQ tests, or intelligence quotient tests, are supposed to measure intelligence, but due to their ability to measure creativity, their accuracy is highly debated. According to…

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    Flynn Effect Theory

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    Kalie Watkins Dr. Korey Davis September 17, 2017 Nutrition’s Role in the Flynn Effect and Socially Accepted Substance Abuse Better nutrition and the Flynn Effect have a strong correlation, but first you must understand what the Flynn Effect is. “The Flynn Effect is the substantial and long-sustained increase in both fluid and crystallized intelligence test scores measured in many parts of the world…” (Lynn). This is an interesting topic to explore and there are many theories as to what has…

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    better but really, “[o]ver time, students become used to the pressure of tests and they pick up examination-room tactics that improve their performance (Kremer).” Memorization is not intelligence. Next, the importance of numbers as determiners of intelligence. Philosopher and psychologist James Robert Flynn noticed a trend (later became known as the Flynn Effect) that people who took older IQ tests scored higher than they did on the new test, meaning the tests were becoming harder. With the…

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    isn’t focused on one thing and people take different sides because the debate isn’t clear. When looking at standardized test scores, such as the ACT, as well as IQ scores humans have gotten overwhelmingly smarter. The contradicting argument that is seen is that the people of the Victorian era are more intelligent than the people of today. The question of whether we are getting dumber is proved false when looking at IQ scores and standardized test scores of the past compared to those of now,…

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    present, whether it be about the solar system or the magic behind friendship. In Nick Flynn’s lyric poem “Cartoon Physics, part 1” he delves into the connection of the innocence of a child and their optimistic outlook on life, and how this changes as one loses their innocence, all shown through cartoons. Flynn does this through the use of figurative language, attitude, and a shift throughout the poem. Figurative language expresses an author’s, or in this case poet’s, idea without them having to…

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    For Jonathan Flynn, life was a road trip. A road trip that had an abundance of wrong turns, misleading directions, and one way signs to a dead end. It became obvious that finding a positive pathway in life was a challenging task for him to accomplish. Jonathan made quite a few decisions in his lifetime, the most prominent decision being the imprudent amounts of alcohol, that significantly slowed his road to success. Along with his poor decisions, luck or lack of luck played a tremendous role…

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    Dictionary by David Levithan, This is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz, and Another Bullshit Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn, this quote can be disagreed upon to believe that love is in existence in relationships and society does not…

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