CHOICE A: Differences in Intelligence At present, research shows differences in average IQ scores across racial groups in America. What are some reasons for these differences? Address the role of socio-economic status and the interplay between nature and nurture in the development of a personâ€™s IQ.
CHOICE B: Effort Versus Intelligence Francine is ten years old and recently tested as having an IQ of 105. Her score last year was 106. In both cases she was given the Wechsler Intelligence Test. Francineâ€™s father is unhappy with this and insists that the drop in IQ shows that Francine has not been working hard enough in school. As the school psychologist, explain how you would address each of the following with Francineâ€™s father:
- The definition(s) of intelligence
- The actual abilities that intelligence tests measure
- The significance, if any, between the difference in Francineâ€™s two (2) test scores
- The distinguishing factors and research-based outcomes related to a) effort and b) intelligence
CHOICE C: Different Types of Intelligence Choose a theory/definition of intelligence that you agree with most. Use research to explain why this theory is most inclusive/accurate. Explain if this theory/definition can be utilized by a wide range of people and why or why not. Discuss what you believe intelligence actually is/includes. Be sure to utilize research to back up your answers.
All papers must be written in APA style â€“ headers, title page, in-text citations, reference page (will be reviewed in class), double-spaced, 1â€ margins, and Times New Roman font. Each paper must be 3 to 4 pages long (not including the title page and reference page). The sources used to complete these papers are the class textbook as well as AT LEAST 1 outside CREDIBLE source.