How Psychology Helps Us Understand the Concept of Language and Intelligence as Related to Human Beings

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How Psychology Helps Us Understand the Concept of Language and Intelligence as Related to Human Beings Psychology, the study of behaviour and mental processes concerns itself with the reasons organisms do what they do and how they behave in a particular way, For example why acquired skills are not lost when learnt ; Why do children rebel against parents and, why humans speak, love and fight each other. These examples of learning and behaviour are directly related to intelligence and language in human beings. It is said that language, foresight, musical skills and other hallmarks of intelligence are connected through an underlying facility that enhances rapid movements. To most observers, the essence of Intelligence is…show more content…
Alfred Binet and Theodore Simon together developed a test called the ( Simon Binet Test ), to assess the ability of children's performance at school. They developed a table used to compare the mental age of a child to the actual age to produce the concept of I.Q. The conclusion was that a particular intelligent person often seem quick and capable of juggling many ideas at once. Not to be outdone, Wechler developed intelligence scales for both adults and children (WAIS & WISC). The scales are in two parts VERBAL AND PERFORMANCE, giving a clear picture of the person's IQ; by identifying their strength and weaknesses in specific areas .The information can be used in planning individualized instruction programs. To help us understand the nature side of intelligence versus the nurture side Psychologists Bouchard McGue (1981), and Harrell et al(1955) provided us with correlations and comparisons . In the case of Bouchard and McGue the correlations thus provided were: Identical twins reared apart .72 Identical twins reared together .86 compared to Non-identical twins reared together .60 Siblings reared apart .47 Then child and natural parent .50 while. Then child and adopted parent .19 These results appear to strongly support the nature issue. Numerous studies show or emphasizes the influences that environmental factors have on Intelligence. Harrell et al (1955) compared two groups of enormously

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