BIOECOLOGICAL THEORY OF INTELLIGENCE

n. a less-than-traditional approach to the study of intelligence. This theory recognizes the role of society and the environment in shaping human intelligence. In fact, intelligence may be a biological disposition which develops within the environment. Attributed to U.S. psychologist Stephen Ceci (1950- ).

BIOECOLOGICAL THEORY OF INTELLIGENCE: "Ceci's Bioecological Theory of Intelligence discusses how society shapes intelligence and how intelligence is just as developed in non-Western societies."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "BIOECOLOGICAL THEORY OF INTELLIGENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/bioecological-theory-of-intelligence/ (accessed August 16, 2018).
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