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Originally posted by migliavacca
I've noticed here on ATS that there's a few posters who claim advanced degrees.
Intelligence varies with at least 21 factors
Some of the other circumstances and attributes that have been found to vary to a greater or lesser (but always significant) extent in relation with IQ (Bouchard & Segal, 1985; Liungman, 1975) - note that not all of these relationships support an environmental view. Intelligence varies with:
• Infant malnutrition
• Birth weight
• Birth order
• Number of siblings
• Number of years in school
• Social group of parental home
• Father's profession
• Father's economic status
• Degree of parental rigidity
• Parental ambition
• Mother's education
• Average TV viewing
• Average book-reading
• Self-confidence according to attitude scale measurement
• Age (applies only in adulthood)
• Degree of authority in parental home
• Mental disease
• Emotional adaptation
"No single environmental factor seems to have a large influence on IQ. Variables widely believed to be important are usually weak....Even though many studies fail to find strong environmental effects....most of the factors studied do influence IQ in the direction predicted by the investigator....environmental effects are multifactorial and largely unrelated to each other."
So, it would appear that there are many psychological and biological factors each contributing a small a small fraction to the variance in IQ scores.
Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
"the ability to learn,"
That is supposedly what IQ tests are designed to measure... Whether they actually do that is anyone's guess.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
I never gave much credence to IQ tests in the first place, because they did not figure in emotional intelligence...
This is not a trivial issue. I.Q. tests are used to diagnose people as mentally retarded, with a score of 70 generally taken to be the cutoff. You can imagine how the Flynn effect plays havoc with that system. In the nineteen-seventies and eighties, most states used the WISC-R to make their mental-retardation diagnoses. But since kids—even kids with disabilities—score a little higher every year, the number of children whose scores fell below 70 declined steadily through the end of the eighties. Then, in 1991, the WISC III was introduced, and suddenly the percentage of kids labelled retarded went up. The psychologists Tomoe Kanaya, Matthew Scullin, and Stephen Ceci estimated that, if every state had switched to the WISC III right away, the number of Americans labelled mentally retarded should have doubled.
Originally posted by MuLongQun
How many have you taken and which ones.
Was it an internet pop psychology quiz?
Was it undertaken by a professional?
Have you ever contemplated that maybe you do have great emotional intelligence?