28 JUL 2011 by ideonexus

 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, ec...
Folksonomies: intelligence iq elasticty
Folksonomies: intelligence iq elasticty
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A poor child adopted into a middle-class family will gain 12 to 18 IQ points.