Presentation on theme: "INTELLIGENCE race and ethnicity. In this presentation… How do we define intelligence? Adaptation Studies in Intelligence, Race and Genetics The Flynn."— Presentation transcript:
Intelligence, Race and Genetics Although there are many differences between races there has been no connection between race and intelligence identified.
Intelligence, Race and Genetics Whatever positive findings have emerged have either failed to replicate or produce a weak signal that have not yet been attempted to be replicated with independent samples.
The Flynn Effect Rise of average IQ James R. Flynn Convergence of Black and White Environment and IQ
1960s o Schools closed for black children o Poor IQ performance o IQ factors--nutrition, families, education, environmental complexity, familiarity with the test
Recent studies 2003, Kenya parents' literacy, family structure, children's nutrition and health 2006, Brazil cognitive stimulation, nutritional hypotheses
Conclusion IQ and g factor are incomplete in defining intelligence Even IQ tests dont show much difference in races Race is a social construction, not a biological construct