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Is there a theoretical maximum for IQ?

In "Eugenics: A Reassessment" Richard Lynn writes: The intelligence level of the population would be expected to stabilize at its theoretical maximum of around 200 after six or seven ...
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How applicable is the correlation between high IQ and academic achievement in guessing a child's IQ?

IQ is a highly reliable (reliable in the statistical sense) psychometric, ie. several IQ authorised IQ tests administered by a licensed psychologist should produce similar/identical results. This does ...
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Is there a correlation between high verbal thinking and aphantasia?

People with high verbal thinking process almost all their thoughts in literal words. People with high verbal-linguistic intelligence display a facility with words and languages. They are typically ...
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How is the mean for the Cattell IQ tests calculated?

British Mensa uses Cattell Culture Fair and Cattell III B tests. The Cattell Culture Fair Test has a mean and SD of 100 and 16 respectively. The Cattell III B has a mean and SD of 100 and 24 ...
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Is there a direct correlation between visual intelligence and mathematical intelligence?

For example, are they processed in the same areas of the brain, etc.?
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How to interpret genetic variance of IQ?

I am a layperson currently reading "The Bell Curve" and its various rebuttals such as "The Intelligence and How to get it". I do not want to go into controversies of the topics per ...
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A primitive model or way of describing the "functionality" of intelligence

I spent quite a bit of time philosophizing about what intelligence actually (as in function-wise is) and I came to the conclusion that it consists of two (or so) properties Number of operations per ...
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Any ways to guesstimate IQ?

Is there any way to roughly approximate someone’s IQ simply based off of observing their behavior, mannerisms, speech, social interactions, etc? In other words, are their certain patterns of behavior ...
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What is the relationship between cognitive load and intelligence?

Is there any relationship between Cognitive load and intelligence? Is the ability to handle a larger cognitive load a sign of higher intelligence?
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Is High IQ equivalently a disorder like Low IQ

I was reading on the increased likelihood of mental disorders with high IQ. Bad News for the Highly Intelligent. I'm not sure I buy into the arguments completely but it does make me think that High ...
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What is the Reason Behind This Individuals Variability in Raven's 2 Clinical Edition Scores?

The Raven's 2 Clinical Edition developed by Pearson features an item bank comprised of questions numbering in the hundreds. Because of this each test differs from the other with possible combinations ...
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Does performance in management simulation games (SMS-like) generally correlate poorly with WAIS? Does it correlate highly with any other tests?

In a 2006 paper on Strategic Management Simulation (SMS) it is stated that: SMS performance data are collected via a simulated real-world equivalent task where the participant is able to engage in ...
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Is there a word/phrase to describe instances when you meant to write one thing, but write another but read back as what you initially meant to write? [duplicate]

Is there a word/phrase to describe instances when you meant to write one thing, but write another but when you read it back you interpret it as what you initially meant to write? I often find that ...
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Is spatial IQ the main form of intelligence required to play board games like Chess and Go?

I believe the game of Go is heavily dominated by spatial IQ. Not sure about chess. Can you explain why or why not?
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Why do larger animals need bigger brains?

For example, we can assume that the average house cat is equally intelligent as the average tiger. The average tiger is about 100 times heavier than the average house cat. But its brain is also bigger ...
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In non-human animals, does general intelligence apply?

In humans, there is this concept of general intelligence, which says that if someone is smarter than you then they are smarter than you at all activities that rely on intelligences. Do other animals ...
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Average IQ by income

Is there any contemporary data for average IQ and income? If IQ were perfectly correlated with income, you would expect e.g. everyone with an IQ of over 120 to be in the top 10% of income, so that the ...
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How are IQ test scores affected by psychological stress or trauma?

Does mental stress or trauma have a significant impact on IQ test performance relative to baseline, and if so, how much? For example, if a person is affected by abuse, bullying, neglect, or some other ...
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How have mean raw IQ scores changed over time (e.g., over the last 100 years)?

I understand that by definition, the mean IQ is 100. And that over time IQ tests are updated to ensure that mean remains 100. But if IQ scores were not updated, what would mean IQ be now and how has ...
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Does severe autism necessarily include intellectual disability symptoms?

Does severe autism necessarily include intellectual disability symptoms? Or it is possible to having severe autism as well as moderate or high general intelligence? I have searched Internet but I did ...
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Are there any ways to naturally speed up my reaction speed without any drugs?

I play a lot of video-games and did some research online and came to the conclussion that a certain set of things are linked to an above average reaction speed and an general improved cognitive ...
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Is intelligence and social disadvantage cumulative across childhood development?

The question is notwithstanding how IQ seems relatively fixed through the lifespan I think that's the same thing as asking the question independent of whether IQ has enough validity to scientifically ...
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Origin of the Intelligence question?

What are the roots of the Intelligence question, i.e. since when do "humans" think about what "Intelligence" means and where it actually comes from? I did some digging in the greek ...
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IQ-EQ oscillation

I know a guy who was very smart in school and university and had a high IQ. For example, in middle school he used to read high school science and math books like they're nothing but he had low EQ and ...
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Comparison of Grey Matter in regards to "Intelligence"?

Wasn't able to find anything - I'm writing an article about the associations between cortical grey matter and scores on cognitive Intelligence tests. There are lots of good resources which argue and ...
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IQ Heritability: from father vs mother?

I think on Wiki here it is suggested that IQ is inherited to some degree. But I can't find scientific information on whether it is more inherited from mother or father? e.g. if both mother and father ...
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Any neuroscience related intelligence theories?

Correlations between biological measurements and intelligence has been made in the past, e.g. blood flow or metrics like cortex size, though are there any specific neuroscience related intelligence ...
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What intelligence theory is being taught?

What's the current scientific and schooled (university or alike) consens as far as Intelligence theories are concerned? Which theory / model is currently (broadly) being taught? Please be specific and ...
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Savantism versus talent

How do savant skills respond to teaching? e.g. does a musical savant need study music to get better at it? I know there's a lot of literature on the phenomenon of savantism, both due to autism and ...
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How is the weight of Weschler subscales calculated towards general IQ?

How do the Wechsler IQ (e.g. WAIS III) tests indices (e.g. verbal IQ, performance IQ) and sub-scales contribute to overall IQ? What are the weights of each? If a person scores above 99.9th (maximum) ...
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If the instructions of a group intelligence test are misunderstood, are the results of that test invalid?

For example, a researcher is investigating synonyms and prepares a test. A participant undertaking the test incorrectly interprets the instructions, and understands the test to relate to antonyms ...
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Is your fluid intelligence malleable in the positive side?

I was going through this and it struck me that your raw IQ reaches its peak somewhere between 18 and 21. I came across the following article which says meditation could be very helpful to boost your ...
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Any conclusive statement on the controversial book The Bell Curve

The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life, an empirical study arguing for IQ correlations with success, genes and race apparently sparked a big controversy in the US since 1992 ...
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Is the Wonderlic invalid if you have previously done other intelligence tests?

Years ago I did a fake wonderlic test on a website getting a bad score mainly because the test server delayed time in between questions but also the questions were harderd and not correctly ordered by ...
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Is Flynn adjustment for IQ scores viable?

I was IQ tested with a test battery that was normed 27 years ago when i was 8 (WISC-R)(It was normed 27 years ago when I was 8). My Verbal IQ score was 122 and my Performance IQ score was 130. I found ...
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Can Someone Explain How Fluid and Crystallized Intelligence was Discovered?

How do we eve know that fluid and crystallized intelligence exists? It's a proposed framework of how our mind works that was proposed by Raymond Cattell in 1963 and further developed by his student, ...
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Validity of Open Online IQ test

I want to measure IQ of college students for a research project I am working on. After searching for valid IQ test for research that is also low cost/free, I came across this site-https://...
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Is general intelligence meant to underlie all intelligence?

Is general intelligence, supposedly measured by IQ, meant to underlie all intelligence, be the thing that accounts for all intelligence / ability, or does all intelligence account for general ...
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Why does IQ have a truncated normal distribution?

I know that the IQ statistic is designed to give it a mean of 100 and that you'll certainly never find someone with an IQ below 1 or above 300, but that tells us very little about the variance or ...
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How strongly does IQ correlate with intelligence as it's commonly understood?

What is the strength of the correlation between IQ and intelligence where by intelligence I mean the "performance of brain" - the general efficiency of solving mental tasks?
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What can reduce the cognitive abilities in a common workplace? [closed]

There are many types of work that mainly create benefit by thinking, often called desk jobs. The output is based on the cognitive abilities of the person. It typically happens in an environment we ...
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Early STEM Education Impact

I'm looking to find studies that examine when STEM education is most critical (e.g. what years of early STEM education have a significant impact on college/uni-level students, as measured by their IQs/...
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Paradoxical thoughts in complex thinking like god concept [closed]

Concerning some of the mental states that need to be solved by a complex problem (Complex Thinking of Edgar Morion), for example in relation to the concept of God there is some kind of paradox or ...
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Is type-II error correlated to g?

IQ tests often feature puzzles where the subject must identify and extrapolate a pattern in a sequence of symbols. One might hypothesize that someone who is good at doing that would also be good at ...
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How to improve domain expertise in mathematics?

First off, I want to say that I read several related questions about IQ and fluid intelligence here on Stack Community and I need some further clarifications about domain expertise. A few months ago I ...
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if IQ is inherited, is it from father or mother?

I think there is some research that IQ is inherited, but is it inherited more from the father, or mother, or both?
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Timing mental arithmetic training for specific event

A test will take place in two months time. It will take place on 12:00 PM, and the test takes one hour. One has to perform tasks such as a basic IQ test, mental arithmetic and solving a sudoku. These ...
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Is a deeper capability of feeling emotions linked to a higher intellectual intelligence?

Kazimierz Dąbrowski, in his Positive disintegration theory talks about overexcitability as the most evident aspect of developmental potential. He distinguishes five types of overexcitabilties: ...
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Relationship between intelligence (IQ) and Big 5 Personality

Is there any relationship between intelligence and big five personality traits?
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Impact of pre-college schooling on IQ (WAIS)?

Introduction I'll give context for my question from personal experience, but then I'll generalize my question so that it's broadly useful. When I was a child, my mother home schooled me. When I ...

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