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Posted by Rina on Monday, August 23, 2010 at 9:18pm.

Peter and Maria are adopting a child whose biological parents have low IQs. They want to know if this child, too is likely to have a low IQ? Which one of the following is the best response to their question?

a) While IQ is heritable at least in part, environmental influence can have a great impact. Even so, it isnt possible to make predictions about any individual
b) nothing is known about the heritability of IQ
C) THE IQ's of the childs biological parents is irreelevant, since environmental influence will far outweigh heritability
d) yes, since heritability is a major factor in determining IQ, the child is likely to have a low score

I CHOSE ANSWER A

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