Is intelligence inherited?



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    This topic has been studied from many angles since the 19th century, and no one has gotten truly conclusive results. The thinking is that intelligence could be hereditary, but many other factors can contribute such as environment, diet, lifestyle and societal influences.

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    It is the classic nature vs nurture debate. Basically all viable schools of psychology and human developement agree that how a person’s personality turns out (including his intelligence) depends on both nature (genetics), and nurture (how the person was raised).


    Having said that, if a baby is born with intelligent parents who raise that baby in a way that values hard work and education, it is likely that this person will grow up to be an intelligent person. This is one way that someone can psuedo-inherit intelligence from his parents (both their genes and their nurturing)

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