Intelligence Influence On American Culture

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Many people accuse IQ tests to be biased against an assortment of cultures. Intelligence has been proven to be affected by environmental factors (Cherry), and typically this includes one’s culture and upbringing. One’s culture can influence many things, as simple as what intelligence is to how people look at the world around them. According to Dr. Robert Serpell, in the some of the more rural areas of Africa, when parents talk about the intelligence of children “they prefer not to separate the cognitive speed aspect of intelligence from the social responsibility aspect” (Benson). The Luo tribe in Kenya has four aspects to their views on intelligence, these aspects include academic intelligence, practical thinking, comprehension, and social
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