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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
This is just a way for some clever inidividual to sell stuff, even if it is to a select membership.
Many of the original proponents of IQ tests were eugenecists and racists. As recently at 1960, "the Stanford-Binet [IQ Test] show[ed] four-year-olds three pairs of pictures, asking Which one is prettier? In all cases, the 'correct' picture has the classic Anglo-Saxon features, while the 'incorrect' one has features common to other ethnic groups, e.g., a wide, flat nose and thick lips in two cases, and a hooked nose in the last case" [Block and Dworkin, p. 461].
Originally posted by 44soulslayer
I think many of you have overlooked another fact:
People who take IQ tests on the internet are creating a self-selecting sample.
What this means is that intelligent people are interested in quantifying their intelligence, and will seek out and complete tests of an intellectual nature.
A person of average or below average intelligence is much more likely to be a dullard when it comes to tests. They will not be interested, nor inclined to sit through a test.
Thus the sample of people generated will be skewed, and this is the reason I think that online tests have higher average scores.