Your textbook talks about how there is a difference between the IQs of races. What is this difference and what would you account for the difference between the races in terms of IQ? Focus on the nature vs. nurture argument as well as the twin studies discussed in the book. You may do outside research, as well. Be sensitive when discussing this subject, please, and make sure that you use resources to back up your claims and ideas. Your response should be at least 250 words. You should include the information presented in Chapter 8 on Intelligence to show understanding of the weekly readings.
IQ is generally associated with heredity and the influence of the parents and peer group and socializations instincts that have been absorbed over so many years of being together. It is also noticed that both nature that is genetic and nurture that is grooming have a very important play in developing iq among related and unrelated people. Just as genetic pairs of twins exhibited higher relationship in their iq scores (MZ twins) ,even unrelated groups exhibited high correlations in their iq scores. (Nurture) it was also seen that those children who were adopted and influenced by adoptive parent responded very well to good iq scores .this was the influence of biological parents and adoptive parents. The influence of the home was also very pertinent to studies in iq’s. School where children get trained have head start programs which contribute to good iq levels. It has also been observed that children who are influenced by challenges like quiz and very enterprising environment exhibit relatively high scores and hence education becomes a challenge. Preschool programs also have a long lasting effect on the iq levels of kids. Intelligence quotient among children can be improved by their inherited intelligence, home environment and educational experiences. The Flynn effect is considered to be of great importance in understanding the intelligence level of students and children of different cultures and sub groups within the American population . It has been quoted that “All in all, intellectual functioning appears to reflect the interaction of a complex web of genetic, physical, personal, and sociocultural factors”, (Bartels et al., 2002; Bishop et al., 2003).