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IQ vs Obesity

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Recent studies have shown that there is a link between scores on the intelligence quotient tests and obesity. This study reports that people that score low on the tests tend to have a higher chance of being obese. This raises the question of the link between the correlation and causation between the two.
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The link between obesity and intelligence is one that has been brought up throughout the years. The fact is that there is a positive correlation between the two, but they may not be the cause of one another. This connects back to the question in psychology of correlation vs. causation. Although there is a correlation between the two, it does not necessarily mean that scoring low on an intelligence quotient test will lead to obesity or vise versa. The argument against there being any causation involved is that there are many other factors involved that can make it seem as if there is this direct connection between the two. These factors include social environment as well as socioeconomic standing. More nutritious food tends to be more expensive in comparison to foods like McDonald's Dollar Menu. The only possible causation argument that I feel can be made is that people with lower scores on intelligence quotient tests are less aware of how to eat healthily and take care of their nutrition. Although this link may be legitimate, I find the first of the two to be more likely because socioeconomic standing and ability to buy nutritious food seems like a more likely connection.

Link: http://www.examiner.com/intrapersonal-self-awareness-in-national/obesity-linked-to-low-i-q-new-study-suggests

IQ vs Obesity

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Recent studies have shown that there is a link between scores on the intelligence quotient tests and obesity. This study reports that people that score low on the tests tend to have a higher chance of being obese. This raises the question of the link between the correlation and causation between the two.
Image: http://www.newsmania.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/obese_1.jpg
The link between obesity and intelligence is one that has been brought up throughout the years. The fact is that there is a positive correlation between the two, but they may not be the cause of one another. This connects back to the question in psychology of correlation vs. causation. Although there is a correlation between the two, it does not necessarily mean that scoring low on an intelligence quotient test will lead to obesity or vise versa. The argument against there being any causation involved is that there are many other factors involved that can make it seem as if there is this direct connection between the two. These factors include social environment as well as socioeconomic standing. More nutritious food tends to be more expensive in comparison to foods like McDonald's Dollar Menu. The only possible causation argument that I feel can be made is that people with lower scores on intelligence quotient tests are less aware of how to eat healthily and take care of their nutrition. Although this link may be legitimate, I find the first of the two to be more likely because socioeconomic standing and ability to buy nutritious food seems like a more likely connection.

Link: http://www.examiner.com/intrapersonal-self-awareness-in-national/obesity-linked-to-low-i-q-new-study-suggests

IQ vs Obesity

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Recent studies have shown that there is a link between scores on the intelligence quotient tests and obesity. This study reports that people that score low on the tests tend to have a higher chance of being obese. This raises the question of the link between the correlation and causation between the two.
Image: http://www.newsmania.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/obese_1.jpg
The link between obesity and intelligence is one that has been brought up throughout the years. The fact is that there is a positive correlation between the two, but they may not be the cause of one another. This connects back to the question in psychology of correlation vs. causation. Although there is a correlation between the two, it does not necessarily mean that scoring low on an intelligence quotient test will lead to obesity or vise versa. The argument against there being any causation involved is that there are many other factors involved that can make it seem as if there is this direct connection between the two. These factors include social environment as well as socioeconomic standing. More nutritious food tends to be more expensive in comparison to foods like McDonald's Dollar Menu. The only possible causation argument that I feel can be made is that people with lower scores on intelligence quotient tests are less aware of how to eat healthily and take care of their nutrition. Although this link may be legitimate, I find the first of the two to be more likely because socioeconomic standing and ability to buy nutritious food seems like a more likely connection.

Link: http://www.examiner.com/intrapersonal-self-awareness-in-national/obesity-linked-to-low-i-q-new-study-suggests

IQ vs Obesity

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Recent studies have shown that there is a link between scores on the intelligence quotient tests and obesity. This study reports that people that score low on the tests tend to have a higher chance of being obese. This raises the question of the link between the correlation and causation between the two.
Image: http://www.newsmania.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/obese_1.jpg
The link between obesity and intelligence is one that has been brought up throughout the years. The fact is that there is a positive correlation between the two, but they may not be the cause of one another. This connects back to the question in psychology of correlation vs. causation. Although there is a correlation between the two, it does not necessarily mean that scoring low on an intelligence quotient test will lead to obesity or vise versa. The argument against there being any causation involved is that there are many other factors involved that can make it seem as if there is this direct connection between the two. These factors include social environment as well as socioeconomic standing. More nutritious food tends to be more expensive in comparison to foods like McDonald's Dollar Menu. The only possible causation argument that I feel can be made is that people with lower scores on intelligence quotient tests are less aware of how to eat healthily and take care of their nutrition. Although this link may be legitimate, I find the first of the two to be more likely because socioeconomic standing and ability to buy nutritious food seems like a more likely connection.

http://www.examiner.com/intrapersonal-self-awareness-in-national/obesity-linked-to-low-i-q-new-study-suggests

A few primary schools in Merseyside, England have been using the widely popular, and highly controversial video game Grand Theft Auto, and other violent cartoon television shows, to teach children about violence. The theory that has been presented by the Merseyside Police Department, who are the main backers of the program, believe that images from both the cartoons and video game can be used to teach children the difference between right and wrong, and what is real and what is not. This idea is an interesting form of teaching for the obvious reason that the television shows and video game being presented to the students, have been widely criticized as being extremely too violent for a child in primary school.

http://xboxmedia.ign.com/xbox/image/article/622/622290/grand-theft-auto-san-andreas-20050607044127591_640w.jpg

The reason that I believe this scheme can possibly work is that the video game and television shows are so popular that as the children get older they will most likely see them anyway. When a child is young, and in this situation they are young, they are still absorbing a lot of new information and have highly shapeable minds. Using such popular examples makes the material extremely relevant, and reinforces to children what they should and should not see as right and wrong. Using these examples of media with excessive violence for children lends an alternative to the largely debated issue of whether the television shows and video game should be legally regulated. With this teaching mechanisms children will already know that the game and television shows depict and know what is real and what is fake. Under this theory children will not react to violent television and games because they understand that they present images that are both false and not the correct manor of behavior. This would eliminate a lot of argument about violence in television and video games if the theory were to work effectively because children would have prior knowledge when playing video games and watching television that include excessive violence. This will hinder children from violent imitations like the ones depicted in the video shown in class of children watching Power Rangers.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/8611536.stm

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