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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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The euphoria of solving hard problem in a familiar domain

There exists a so-called "Eureka" moment, or euphoria from solving some hard problem. There are also people who like solving problems. From what I know, this is caused by release of dopamine, ...
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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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Are there any distinctions in the definitions of quality, personality, characteristics, and traits?

Are there any epistemological differences in the definitions of quality, personality, characteristics, and traits? Meaning, are there any justified distinctions concerning the usage of these words in ...
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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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Do weak spatial memory and good creative thinking are related?

Is there a correlation between weak spatial memory and good creative thinking? This seems to be contradictory, because if you look at the history, world famous chess player had good memory.Can ...
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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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Do changes in IQ reflect changes in “general intelligence”?

Has anyone asked whether adult normal fluctuation in IQ scores represent changes to general intelligence? Would changes to g suggest that g is not always the most general intelligence? If its measure,...
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Is crystallized knowledge keeping at a fixed number since a person was born till his/her death?

I am recently reading some topics about fluid intelligence and crystallized intelligence. I would like to know how their values ...
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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

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 do we differentiate auditory-sequential/visual-spatial processing from IQ?

Are these processors simply categories within IQ? Are there only rough overlaps? Is auditory separate from sequential? Does auditory, etc. have differentiable subcategories as well? Thanks!
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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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Is there any evidence that the Dunning-Kruger Effect applies to self-appraisals of soundness or reasonableness of judgement?

The Dunning-Kruger Effect is the peculiar phenomenon wherein those with the lowest ability also have impaired metacognition, resulting in a peculiar overestimation of their ability e.g. stupid person ...
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What kind of psychologists study 'genius'?

Which sub-field of psychology deals with differences in human intelligence? As in, what makes someone an intellectual genius? Or, maybe a bit more humbly, why are some people more intelligent than ...
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How is intelligence in children measured?

Intelligence is dependent on mental age and education. So how can an IQ test be performed to check the mental/intellectual capabilities in children?
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Bounds on skew and kurtosis of IQ

The question of whether IQ is Normally distributed, or instead follows e.g. a Pearson type IV distribution, has been debated since at least the 1910s. The quotient- and deviation-based definitions ...
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Why are we the smartest species on the whole known universe?

Why? One possible reason would be because intelligent give humans, and only humans, evolutionary edge compared to their peers. Gorilla, for example, are strong because strength give Gorilla ...
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Can you improve your intelligence by practising? [duplicate]

According to this article https://www.nature.com/articles/ng.3869 your intelligence as an adult is to 80 % determined by genetics: Despite the well-known difference in twin-based heritability for ...
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Can Jason Padgett’s head injury be replicated? [duplicate]

In 2002, a man named Jason Padgett was mugged and suffered a concussion. Now he sees the world through geometric shapes, and he is basically a mathematical genius. If a neuroscientist was to examine ...
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Does a non-knowledge based, or knowledge corrected IQ test exist, and what are its results per race?

If you google IQ gap race and open the google images, you will see many diagrams showing the differences. I went on some IQ test pages, and I noticed that the test includes mathematical ...
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How is that Bell Curve can fit all the existing IQs exactly on the graph? [duplicate]

Bell curve is useful for many different branches of science, business, and economics. IQ is something that defines a person's intelligence. How is that Bell curve or Gaussian distribution can fit ...
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Are there researched approaches to learning a subject more quickly?

TLDR at bottom. So from my knowledge(correct me if I'm wrong) there is no evidence to suggest that we can improve general intelligence. But what about improving skills/intuition in specialized fields ...
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Is it possible, on an individual level, that someones fluid intelligence can “spike” in ones early twenties?

I think IQ and fluid intelligence are interrelated enough that I can use them interchangeably. I was wondering if on an individual level, if it was possible that ones IQ can jump a certain amount of ...
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Predicting workplace performance of job applicants? [closed]

As an employer who interviews engineering candidates, I'm interested in using the state of the art findings in psychometrics/psychology to predict which candidates are the most likely to be successful....
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Chess performance and IQ

Are there formal studies relating chess performance (e.g. ELO) and IQ? I found a proposed Levitt equation (also mentioned in thechessworld): Elo ~ (10 x IQ) + 1000 ...
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Paper discussing economic rationale of IQ-based hiring practices

TL;DR I'm looking for a paper that explicitly quantifies the ROI an employer would likely derive if personnel selection involved intelligence testing and only those +2 SD in cognitive ability were ...
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Does practicing Ravens Progressive Matrices tests inflate your IQ score?

I'm 16 years old and a year ago I got obsessed about IQ. I took a Raven IQ test and scored 115. Then during the autumn and winter of last year I took some more IQ tests using RPM and scored 126 on ...
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Is writing ability associated with IQ or intelligence?

Is greater ability to write well i.e. analysis of books/literature/research papers associated with higher I.Q. scores? Statistically speaking, is writing ability normally distributed like I.Q. is?
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Is it possible to enhance one's learning ability? [duplicate]

I understand that the so-called brain training games like Lumosity doesn't work. But is there any exercise ( mental or physical) that I can do or medicine pills that I can take, that are proven to be ...
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Which computer video games can improve intelligence, barring Medal of Honor?

Source: Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count (2009). p. 49.   We have every reason to believe that these sorts of visual exercises actually improve fluid-intelligence ...
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How does aging effect performance at maths and science?

How does aging effect performance at maths and science? Clearly, it effects intelligence as measured by iq tests. But I wondered, is that reflected in e.g. mathematicians invariably doing their best ...
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Correlation of g and Honesty, Rationality, etc?

Are there any meta-analyses reporting the correlations of g (IQ, general mental ability) with: Honesty-Humility (e.g. in HEXACO model). I know Conscientiousness (of Big Five) generally has zero ...
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What does it mean statistically for there to be significant differences in average IQ scores between racial groups?

Charles Murray (in his book, "The Bell Curve") reported that there are real differences between the mean IQ scores of different racial groups. He also points out that IQ variation within said groups ...
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How is the g-factor of intelligence calculated?

I am currently reading Dr. Richard Haier's book The Neuroscience of Intelligence and I am a little confused about the g-factor. Note that I have no education in psychology outside of general ed ...
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What is the difference between problem solving and intelligence?

What is the difference between problem solving and intelligence? All I know is that the tower of hanoi is thought of as a problem solving test, perhaps due to its lack of automation, I don't know. I'...

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