Chapter 10: Intelligence and Language

Learning Objectives

  • Define intelligence and list the different types of intelligence psychologists study.
  • Summarize the characteristics of a scientifically valid intelligence test.
  • Outline the biological and environmental determinants of intelligence.
  • Explain how very high and very low intelligence is defined and what it means to have them.
  • Consider and comment on the meaning of biological and environmental explanations for gender and racial differences in IQ.
  • Define stereotype threat and explain how it might influence scores on an intelligence test.
  • Review the components and structure of language.
  • Explain the biological underpinnings of language.
  • Outline the theories of language development.

 

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