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Chapter 5, Problem 24QP
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Discuss the difficulties in attempting to determine whether intelligence is genetically based.

Summary Introduction

To determine: The difficulties faced while describing the genetic basis of intelligence.

Introduction: Intelligence is a complex trait which is controlled by multiple genes and these genes are influenced by several environmental factors. The contribution and interaction of genes with each other and with the environmental factors are also undefined.

Explanation of Solution

The difficulties that are faced while determining the genetic basis of intelligence are as follows:

  • There is no defined or accepted measurement of intelligence. The measurement of memory, the speed of learning, and the skill of arts cannot be measured...

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