Based on the information given on pages 404 405 of your textbook regarding Fluid vs. Crystallized Intelligence, develop an argument that either supports or opposes the prompt found on page 2 of this document. This should be approximately 1-2 pages long double-spaced in Times New Roman 12pt font. AT LEAST one full page is required to be considered for full credit. Note that of a page does not count as one full page. Try
and avoid use of phrases such as I think/feel/believe and opt instead to make firm
How to organize the essay:
1. You should start by clearly stating your stance (i.e. fluid intelligence is very
important/not important for older adults to perform necessary daily activities). 2. Next, define in your own words, the key terms: fluid Intelligence; crystallized
intelligence. 3. Mention previous research as concisely as possible: fluid intelligence decreases with age. (this information is found within the prompt) 4. Conclude with a statement that represents your argument: While fluid intelligence decreases with age, it is very important/not important for necessary daily activities…
– Explain your stance: fluid intelligence is/is not crucial for daily living because.
– Provide examples to strengthen your argument either from your experience or make up a hypothetical scenario.
– Be concise; dont try to fluff it up
Restate your stance, acknowledge and discuss alternative arguments/explanations, wrap things up nicely.
Researchers have debated on the importance of fluid intelligence in everyday life. Older adults (age 60+), for example, show decreases in laboratory-assessed fluid intelligence. Some researchers have interpreted this age-related decline as problematic for daily life, while others have argued that this not cause for concern. Based on what you read in chapter 10, construct an argument for or against the importance of fluid intelligence in everyday life.