Psychology help.

Can anyone discuss how differences in age, gender, socioeconomic status and ethnicity can affect intelligence. I know I'm asking alot, but can someone include in the answer a consideration of the three different perspectives of group differences in intelligence? Thank you and I appreciate any response that I get (:
Anonymous User
Anonymous User
Asked Jan 10, 2012
This is just Rob's personal theory so take it for what it's worth.

Barring any medical issues, I think so many of the things we classify as intelligence are more related to truth, our habits, and beliefs than the idea that some of us have something special going on upstairs.

What we habitually think about is important. People who spend the bulk of their time thinking about social issues, entertainers and all of the things they're not getting out of life are like driving down their intelligence with a sledge hammer. The habit of spending your idle time thinking about what is really important is a great equalizer in brain power.

Thinking the truth plays a big part. If you honestly look at facts as a search for the truth rather than a biased one-sided view, you become an accurate thinker capable of finding the best solution to most any problem and will be viewed as intelligent.

The real genius-maker though is what we believe about ourselves. Believing you can't, doesn't mean you can't, it means you aren't going to try. Enough of that kind of thinking and you can write yourself off as incapable.

Age, gender, socioeconomic status and ethnicity can have steering effects on the above but the brain is like a muscle. Use it or lose it.


Rob
Answered Jan 10, 2012
I am going to sum this up for you quickly.

The facts and the chain.

I. According to parent's body types and cheimcal balances(jeans), also what they choose to do when they concieve.
Affects the fetus.

II. Depending what happends in the womb. Diet, stressors, exercise,etc.
One again affacts the unborn baby.

III. Now the baby is born. How the baby thinks and acts is already been seeded from aboved.
-According to who raises the child, if their living well or poor, or who they remain around. According to the I. & II. their emotions will determine how they handle their life. Also their experiance. According to culture or whatever.

IV. Now young children will continue to grow and learn due to how they are living. According to their mind set, jeans, and life styles, this will determine where they stand on intellience.

If a child is being raised by parents, who are supportive all the way around. Esp. in Education most the time child should do better.

I do not believe so much in race, gender, or whatever. I do believe in where they are living such as money for what they need. Med. coverage, schooling, food, or whatever else they need.
I do want to add, gender and race can determine health problems or mental disorders. Thats about it.

It is all in the development and more. So much can go wrong. (life span psychology/ human growth and development is the answer here.) Study it.

However if a child is around drugs, and nothing else the child is only going to know drugs.

If the child is being beat, once again the child will only know to beat.

If a child is being raise by someone who is teaching and loving them, well they will be the same. Also if they are living in proverty or well off.

Please note this isn't true in all cases. They is so much more than what people think they know.

How this helps, I may not got everything I wanted to say out. I might have said things a little strange, but I think you know what I am trying to say.
mysteryshepherd
Answered Jan 10, 2012
Edited Jan 10, 2012

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