Factors That Influenced By Heredity And Environment On Social Advancement

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Mindsets What is mindset? How do we obtain a mindset? Are we as human beings born with a fixed mindset or do we create a mindset of our own while in the process of growing? Mindsets are beliefs – the established set of attitudes that are held by someone, how individuals approach learning. Francis Galton, founder of eugenics, examined the possibilities that someone’s mindset may be influenced by heredity and environment on social advancement. This is where the expression “nature versus nurture” originates. Mindsets are an important aspect to a person’s personality, because they can affect learning, success, and students can benefit from a positive classroom environment in order to enhance their mindset. A student’s mindset can…show more content…
Overall, a fixed mindset is successful for short term and a growth mindset is successful for both short and long term. Even though a person’s mindset is a great benefit to their learning abilities, also is their IQ. A student’s intelligence quotient plays a major role in their success. An intelligence quotient is a theoretical constructed test that is used by psychologists as a means of describing one’s intelligence level. Alfred Binet, inventor of the first practical intelligence test created the test in order to identify learners who took a longer time to understand a concept or lesson, in the interest of providing more support for those students who require more guidance. Case in point, if a student scored in a low grade on his or her placement test, the student will be placed in a developmental course in order to build their abilities, and to tackle their upcoming courses. Another scientist, known as Lewis Terman created an altered intelligence quotient scale that is called the Binet-Stanford. This scale is now mainly focused on identifying young students with high intelligence. He came to conclusion that there was little difference in the highly intelligent students and the average students life-long successes. This proves that students should be categorized as successful is they demonstrate the characteristics of persistence and determination, not their intelligence quotient scores. In addition, the examination verifies that students with a growth mindset are
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