Synthesizing and Evaluating Concepts (5 points):
Using your knowledge from the textbook and/or lecture notes, answer each question by typing your response in the space provided below. For each question, your answer should be one or more healthy paragraphs (Your total answer should be at least 100 words or more).
1. Explain the techniques used when someone tries to solve a problem. How might a person be blocked in trying to find a solution?
It is commonly thought that people who are “gifted” have various physical, psychological, and personality problems. What is really known about this common idea, and what did a famous study learn about the gifted?
Discuss how heredity is related to intelligence and IQ scores. What is the controversy about the role of race and ethnicity in IQ and intelligence? Evaluate the claims of those who think race is related to IQ and intelligence.
What is the definition of language? What is the evidence, pro and con, as to whether nonhuman animals have a capacity for language?