A review of the literature pertaining to the modifiability of the intelligence quotient through environmental changes, particularly through changes in nutritional status

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Clara Gehring (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gladys Kinsman

Abstract: Dr. Robert R. Williams1 in 1941, speaking of the part nutrition may play in the improvement of man's being, said, The science of nutrition may provide mankind with a tool for consciously controlling and directing its evolution, a process previously governed by cosmic forces outside of man's control. Perhaps the time has come when we can begin to examine the physical and physiological bases of man's inner urges and begin to elaborate a process of conscious selection which will supplement and perhaps eventually replace the cosmic forces which have heretofore governed the selective forces. Though our knowledge is as yet fragmentary, one can visualize the possibility that the science of nutrition may furnish a point of departure. The increasing amount of scientific knowledge concerning the place of nutrition in the improvement of man's physical and mental well-being leads to the question of the place of nutrition in relation to mental ability.

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Language: English
Date: 1943
Intelligence levels
Nature and nurture

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