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Can intelligence be inherited?
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Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Partly
Intelligence is a combination of genetics and environment.
It is the age old "nature vs nurture" controversy. Perhaps the best thing you can do for yourself is to participate in healthy, stimulating activites to broaden your mind.

In brief: Partly
Intelligence is a combination of genetics and environment.
It is the age old "nature vs nurture" controversy. Perhaps the best thing you can do for yourself is to participate in healthy, stimulating activites to broaden your mind.
Dr. Steven Chen
Dr. Steven Chen
Thank
In brief: 0.7-0.8
Iq is widely found to be between 0.
7 and 0.8 heritable which is fairly high for a human behavioral trait. But there is still a lot of room for environmental influence. It is very controversial subject, however. For a good overview of the arguments in favor of high heritabiliity, see "the bell curve" by murray. Heritability is not the same in all iq ranges.

In brief: 0.7-0.8
Iq is widely found to be between 0.
7 and 0.8 heritable which is fairly high for a human behavioral trait. But there is still a lot of room for environmental influence. It is very controversial subject, however. For a good overview of the arguments in favor of high heritabiliity, see "the bell curve" by murray. Heritability is not the same in all iq ranges.
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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