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Dr. Bryan Roche of RaiseYourIQ Comments on IQ Controversy

  • 28-Nov-2019

A recent article in the Education supplement of The Irish Times considered the thorny issue of the relationship between genes and environment in determining general intelligence. Dr. Bryan Roche, of Maynooth University and RaiseYourIQ contributed to the debate and made the case that as techniques for enhancing IQ are developed, the role of genetics is diminished. In a humanistic approach to education, our job as psychologists is to narrow the IQ distribution so that the difference between the least and most intelligent individuals is minimised. This is possible because research shows the those at the lower end often IQ scale can increase mental capacity to a greater extent than those near the top - who cannot continue to develop intellectually indefinitely. See the article here. https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/what-makes-children-smart-genes-or-environment-1.4080624

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