9781412804561

Maximizing Intelligence

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  • ISBN13:

    9781412804561

  • ISBN10:

    1412804566

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2006-01-02
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

The nature versus nurture” controversy dates back to atleast the nineteenth century. How much of a role does genetics or environment play in accounting for reasoning skill and other intellectual aptitudes? Maximizing Intelligence, now in paperback, convincingly argues that both environment and genetics play a role in a child’s intelligence, but family environment, especially at an early age, is of primary importance – and suggests how intelligence may be heightened.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgments xi
1. Maximizing Intelligence 1(12)
Four Propositions about Intelligence
2(4)
The Ten Most Important Risk Factors
6(2)
The Basis for the Book
8(2)
Organization of the Book
10(3)
2. The Nature and Importance of Intelligence 13(38)
Definition and Measurement of Intelligence
13(9)
The Nature and Malleability of Intelligence
22(15)
The Timing of IQ Changes
37(6)
Why IQ is Important
43(8)
3. The Risk Factors for Intelligence 51(50)
Evidence for the Risk Factors
51(2)
The Role of Parent IQ
53(3)
The Sequence of Risk Factors
56(1)
Risk Factors after Birth or Conception
57(13)
Environmental Risk Factors before Birth
70(22)
Summary of the Risk Factors for Intelligence
92(9)
4. Race, Family, and Intelligence 101(34)
Racial Differences in IQ and Achievement
103(7)
Racial Differences in Risk Factors
110(9)
Racial Differences in Schooling
119(9)
Reducing the IQ Gap
128(7)
5. Agents of Change for Intelligence 135(46)
The Timing of Changes
135(1)
Schools and Preschools
136(26)
Families and Early Intervention Strategies
162(15)
Summary
177(4)
6. The Outlook for Maximizing Intelligence 181(16)
An Integrated Theory of Intelligence
181(8)
Maximizing Whose Intelligence?
189(1)
Policy Approaches for Maximizing Intelligence
190(7)
Appendix A: Multivariate Analysis of the Risk Factors 197(6)
Appendix B: Analysis of Risk Factors for African American Children 203(4)
Appendix C: Regression Analysis of 1996 NAEP Data 207(4)
Index 211

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