Importance of group differences in IQ

Discussion Post – 2 to 3 paragraphs on Importance of group differences in IQ

Importance of group differences in IQ:

You will discuss the significance of group differences in IQ for understanding intelligence in this discussion.

Considering the article Can Research on Intelligence Genetics Be ‘Socially Neutral’? (Attached) and the intelligence textbook chapters, compare and discuss at least two group differences in IQ. Also, why are these distinctions important for comprehending intelligence?


Questions for Discussion (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should be at least 250 words long and address all aspects of the questions posed, including a minimum of one scholarly source.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., they add something new to the discussion, they engage others in the discussion, they have a well-developed idea), and they include at least one scholarly source.
Responses of one or two sentences, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and off-topic responses will not be considered substantive. Substantive responses must be at least 150 words in length.
I encourage you to incorporate the week’s readings (if applicable) into your responses.

Participation every week

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ are graded separately and do not count toward participation.
Along with the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
A scholarly source/citation is not required for participation posts (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments is part of your weekly participation. These announcements are made to ensure that you are aware of everything that is due this week.

The APA Format and the Writing Quality

Learn how to use APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for the majority of your degree’s writing assignments. For APA paper templates, citation examples, and tips, go to the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, which can be found under the Resources tab in LoudCloud. Points will be deducted if the APA format is not used correctly or if the APA format is not used at all (if required).
Cite all information sources! Cite the source whenever possible. A citation is also required when paraphrasing.
I strongly advise you to use the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.

Utilization of Direct Quotes

At the Masters’ level, I discourage the use of direct quotes in DQs and assignments and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters students, you must be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other sources. Simply repeating someone else’s words does not demonstrate comprehension or critical analysis of the content.
It is preferable to paraphrase and cite your sources.

Policy LopesWrite

Please make sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me for assignments that must be submitted to LopesWrite.
Please review your report once you have received it. This report will highlight grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that are simple to correct. Instead of being counted off for these errors, spend a few extra minutes reviewing.
Examine your similarities. Did you forget to include a citation? Did you not paraphrase correctly? Is your paper dominated by someone else’s ideas rather than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, which can be found under the Resources tab in LoudCloud, for advice on how to improve your paper and SI score.

Policy on Arrival Late

The university’s late assignment policy is a 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also holds true for late DQ responses.
If you anticipate having to submit an assignment late, please contact me. With advance notice, I am happy to be flexible. Due to extenuating circumstances, we may be able to work out an extension.
If you do not contact me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will apply.
Unless we have worked out an extension, I will not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late.
No assignments are accepted after the last day of class, per policy. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the final day of class will not be graded.


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