what are the relations between university education and people's intelligence

December 7, 2009 8:32pm CST
what are the relations between university education and people's intelligence? I mean, people 's intelligence can be developed or just stay as it is? can you give me an example? some people say; the more you know, the smarter you will be. does this mean people's intelligence can be developed after their birth?If it is true? why there are some poeple who are still so retarded even they have experienced a lot and have learnt a lot?
3 responses
• United States
11 Dec 09
when you get a university education you are usually more educated. some people are naturally smart. even if they go to a university or not, they will be smart. i think that a college will help you get a job.
@MJay101 (711)
8 Dec 09
I think it really depends on the individual. University was a very positive experience for me - it opened my eyes to new ways of thinking, and I was surrounded by so much new material, that it was almost impossible not to learn. I don't know whether I emerged "more intelligent" - I suppose it depends how you measure these things - but I'd certainly go again, if I had the chance. It was very refreshing for me to be in the company of other people who liked to talk about my intellectual interests; I found seminars much more helpful than lectures. But then, I love a good chinwag!
@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
8 Dec 09
I have read many web pages, and have read the books Brain Rules and The Intention Experiment and many agree that while in the past it was thought that the brain matures sometime just after adolescence, it in fact keeps rewiring itself each time you learn or experience something. Now education, when it is just remembering facts and figures, does not do as much as actually thinking. That is the one thing I have problem doing many times. But I am working on it.