Chapter 4. The Genetic and Environmental Bases of Intelligence

  1. Anna T. Cianciolo and
  2. Robert J. Sternberg

Published Online: 10 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693988.ch4

Intelligence: A Brief History

Intelligence: A Brief History

How to Cite

Cianciolo, A. T. and Sternberg, R. J. (2004) The Genetic and Environmental Bases of Intelligence, in Intelligence: A Brief History, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470693988.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405108232

Online ISBN: 9780470693988



  • environmental bases;
  • intelligence;
  • intelligent behavior;
  • sociological metaphor;
  • anthropological metaphor


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Early Research—“Nature vs. Nurture”

  • Methods Used in Behavior—Genetic Research

  • Calculating the Effects of Nature and Nurture

  • Summary of Results—Which is More Important:Nature or Nurture?

  • Genetic Mechanisms and Intelligence

  • Summary

  • Conclusion