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J. Intell. 2014, 2(4), 180-196; doi:10.3390/jintelligence2040180

Cultural Perceptions of Human Intelligence

University of Notre Dame Australia, Broadway 104, NSW, 2007, Australia
Received: 11 August 2014 / Accepted: 2 December 2014 / Published: 18 December 2014
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Abstract

This paper analyzes notions of culture and human intelligence. Drawing on implicit and explicit theory frameworks, I explore discourses about perceptions of intelligence and culture. These include cultural perceptions and meanings of intelligence in Asia, Africa and Western cultures. While there is little consensus on what intelligence really means from one culture to the next, the literature suggests that the culture or sub culture of an individual will determine how intelligence is conceived. In conclusion, the view is that culture and intelligence are interwoven. View Full-Text
Keywords: Africa; Asia; behavior; culture; intelligence; IQ Africa; Asia; behavior; culture; intelligence; IQ
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

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Cocodia, E. Cultural Perceptions of Human Intelligence. J. Intell. 2014, 2, 180-196.

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