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Deciphering the intelligence paradox: The nature vs. nurture debate rages on

Even though intelligence is considered highly heritable there is a raging debate on the intelligence paradox which states that it is also highly malleable and environment play a huge influence. Scoring heritability of intelligence 0.3 on a 0-1 scale, a new review published by psychologist Bruno Sauce and Louis Matzel at Rutger's University indicates that there is enough room for change. They state that intelligence is a special characteristic which has a large pool of unknown gene-environment network. Life experiences and education do play a major role which brings in focus the schooling system and its influences which are currently ignored.

 

 

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Scientific publication: psycnet.apa.org