IQ is Malleable

IQ is malleable. IQ has been shown to vary over one’s life span, and it is surprisingly vulnerable to environmental influences. It can change if one is stressed, old, or living in a different culture from the testing majority. A child’s IQ is influenced by his or her family, too. Growing up in the same household tends to increase IQ similarities between siblings, for example. Poor people tend to have significantly lower IQs than rich people. And if you are below a certain income level, economic factors will have a much greater influence on your child’s IQ than if your child is middle class. A child born in poverty but adopted into a middle-class family will on average gain 12 to 18 points in IQ.


A poor child adopted into a middle-class family will gain 12 to 18 IQ points.

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 Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Medina , John (2010-10-12), Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five, Pear Press, Retrieved on 2011-07-27
Folksonomies: parenting pregnancy babies child development


26 MAY 2015

 The <em>g</em>-factor Paradox

If IQ is heavily influenced by genes, then how do we explain the Flynn effect? Either we are improperly quantifying g or improperly measuring environmental factors.
Folksonomies: intelligence iq g-factor
Folksonomies: intelligence iq g-factor