Essay about intelligence

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Intelligence is the level of competence, ability to learn or to some people it is how well an individual performs on an IQ test. The structure of intelligence is best subdivided into two significant categories. They are environmental and hereditary influences.
Environmental differences can be divided into different factors. The deprivation model of social class and intelligence consists of three variables. These variables explain, in terms of environmental factors, development and performance which are correlated with social status.
The first of these variables consists of the combination of birth order, nutrition, and prenatal care. Children who are first born, on average score better on mental tests. There is a definite higher number
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Examples of this contribution are conceptualizations and symbolizations. An unwanted contribution would be some situation where there are people with marital discord or if they are economically poor. Another contribution, explained by Bijou, refers to the kinds of reinforcers in effect in cognitive situations. An example of this contribution would be to use positive reinforcing contingencies. A hampering situation would entail adults who use aversive, neutral or random stimulus contingencies. The last of these contributions refers to the schedules of reinforcement. These contributions are categorized by a high number of people who schedule contingencies of reinforcement in ways which maintain the cognitive repertories acquired (230). Greenfield insists that people learn what they need to accomplish a goal presented by the environment. The specification of a particular set of goals by the environment not only determines whether learning (255). In an experiment done on children,
Werner and Kaplan found out that variable verbal and action contexts for a certain concept provide a way of generalizing that particular concept by differentiating it from its context. Educationally this provides a wide variety of action goals but even more important during the initial stage instead of the later stages. This goal structure of the environment plays a most important role in early life and then gradually declines
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