Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Intelligence: What factors determine it?

 If we are not clear in our mind we can't attain or achieve any goal and dream that we've set in our mind. Therefore, our mind has to be clear and clean without any irrational and superstitious belief that have been embedded in our deeper subconscious mind.    

If anyone can't think rationally or logically what is good and bad as per the global context and humanity then we have to think about our level of intelligence whether or not it is an average!!

"Intelligence is the aggregate, or global capacity to act purposefully, think rationally, and deal effectively with the environment. 

It is global because it characterizes the individual's behavior as a whole; it is an aggregate because it is composed of elements or abilities which, though not entirely independent, are qualitatively differentiable." [1]
- David Wechsler (1896-1991), an American psychologist and inventor of well-known intelligence scales, such as the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children     

Evidence has proven that our intelligence (reasoning, thinking, questioning, analysing, etc) determines both genetically (DNA) and environmentally (culture, schooling, food, locality, etc). 

Psychologists recognize that both genetics and the environment play a role in determining intelligence. It now becomes matter of determining exactly how much of an influence each factor has [2]. 

First, it is important to note that genetics and the environment interact to determine exactly how inherited genes are expressed. For example, if a person has tall parents, it is likely that the individual will also grow to be tall. However, the exact height the person reaches can be influenced by environmental factors such as nutrition and disease. 


1. Role of Intelligence Testing in Society accessed from  http://www.sitemaker.umich.edu/356.loh/role_of_intelligence_testing_in_society

2. What Factors Determine Intelligence? accessed from http://psychology.about.com/od/intelligence/f/int-influences.htm  

3. Having a Good IQ range for a good life accessed from http://www.skills-guide.com/good-iq-range.html

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