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Influence of the Nursery School on Mental Growth


by Arden Frandsen & Frances P. Barlow 1940

In attempting to evaluate the relative roles of hereditary and environmental factors in the determination of individual differences in intelligence, many studies of several kinds have been made (6). The data, we believe, have indicated heredity to be the more important factor; however, evidence of significant environmentally induced changes in IQ is not lacking, as in Freeman (2), who reported that when 37 children averaging eight years of age were transferred from inferior homes to better foster homes they made in 4% years a mean IQ gain of 5.3, which "would probably mean an actual gain of 7 about 10.4 points/ when certain technical corrections were made.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 39, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 41 Number 10, 1940, p. 143-148
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20495, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 3:17:33 PM

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