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Creativity and Intelligence Development in Children and Adolescents - Chapter Summary
The chapter begins with a basic definition of intelligence. From there, you can explore different theories about intelligence development. Once you learn the basics of intelligence development, you can study how environmental and genetic factors both contribute to a child's potential IQ. This is more commonly known as the 'nature vs. nurture' debate.
Lessons also examine how creativity can be developed and nurtured in children. You'll lastly look at the development of creativity and intelligence in older adolescents. Along the way, you'll be introduced to important psychology concepts and key terms. Some topics you'll cover in this chapter include:
- Intelligence definition
- Intelligence theories
- Environmental and genetic influences on IQ
- Child creativity and intelligence
- Adolescent creativity and intelligence
We offer short, online video lessons that break down the material into easy-to-understand topics. Video tags allow you to skip to main points in the lesson, so you can find information you're looking for quickly. Important terms are often provided as links in the lesson. You can receive instruction from experienced educators who are experts in their fields. Many of our instructors hold advanced degrees or prior teaching experience. Self-assessment quizzes are available to test your understanding, and you can access lesson transcripts if you need to go over the material covered in a lesson.
1. IQ: Environmental and Genetic Influences
Do genetics play a role in intelligence? What about the environment a person grows up in? Explore some of the evidence that exists for each of these factors, as well as how researchers attempt to answer these questions in the following lesson.
2. Child Creativity and Intelligence
What is an IQ score? What do these scores mean? What role does creativity play in a child's development? Explore these concepts with this lesson and test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.
3. Creativity and Intelligence in Adolescence
You know that emotional and physical changes take place during adolescence, but what about intellectual changes? Learn about the behavior of IQ during this time and find out why it is important to encourage creativity in adolescents.
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