Spielman, R., Dumper, K., Jenkins, W., Lacombe, A., Lovett, M.

Read the following:

  • Chapters 7 and 8.

Discussion assignment:

According to the textbook (Chapter 7) “The IQ test has been synonymous with intelligence for over a century.” 

Discuss the strengths and limitations of defining intelligence based on the performance on a standardized test.

How does the study of twins help us understand the nature-nurture controversy with respect to intelligence better?

Do you feel IQ tests fail to tell the whole story of someone’s intelligence?  If so, how do they fall short?  

Have you ever taken an IQ test?  What was your experience?

Your Discussion should be at least 250 words in length, but not more than 750 words. Use APA citations and references for the textbook and any other sources used.

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