Wednesday, April 22, 2009

How to Raise Our IQ

Just a quick post today -- but wanted to call attention to a Nicholas Kristof column from the New York Times last week. He writes about the ongoing debate about whether it is possible to raise IQ. The answer? Maybe. Children who are already testing above average probably won't see much effect from efforts to boost their intelligence quotient. But children who are otherwise subjected to deprived or chaotic home and school environments can see boosts from intensive, early intervention. In the coming weeks, I'll review the main book he cites, Richard Nisbett's Intelligence and How to Get It. In the meantime, I encourage you to give the article a read.

Here's the URL since it seems the above link is broken:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/16/opinion/16kristof.html

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