Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count

Frank Nezavdal
2010 Brock Education: a Journal of Educational Research and Practice  
In his latest work, Richard Nisbett explores past and contemporary constructions of intelligence, seeking to overturn the strong hereditarian positions of intelligence by meticulously considering the evidence for in-group and between group differences in IQ from a 'racial', cultural, and social perspective. Nisbett argues against the extreme hereditarian view – that nothing in the environment can much affect intelligence – arguing instead that intelligence is likely far more mutable than
more » ... arian authors allow. He subsequently navigates many of the social, cognitive, and educational interventions that stand to increase intelligence and academic achievement.
doi:10.26522/brocked.v19i2.138 fatcat:w3mguczq3fehrk2vhq7elhrjdu