Although shows such as "Are you smarter than a 5th grader,"1 vs. 100," and "Jeopardy" are television shows aired on American television, Intelligence is not often portrayed in the mass of American media. You always hear about research that is going on and examples of "studies" to prove points to you in commercials, but how often are these statistics realistic? It is clearly proven that schooling makes us smarter, but how does television and movies help, reflect and enhance our IQ? Does it? Our textbook tells us that there are different types of IQ but yet none of these ideas are represented in media. Media does not emphasize the importance of intelligence. The ideas from our textbook are not often proven or shown through most types of advertisements, television, or movies. The only publicity for intelligence is the debate of IQ testing. This debate is often emphasized in the sense that an IQ test cannot possibly show ones true intelligence level. So how does this reflect what should be. Should we be trying to better represent what intelligence is through the media or is it's representation not effecting anything right now?
Are you smarter than a 5th grader?
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