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Intelligence Quotient

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Jessica He

on 28 April 2015

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Transcript of Intelligence Quotient

IQ tests today
SATs
An aptitude test designed for high school students to determine one’s intellectual capability to get into colleges. (Though it is not officially an intelligence test many people, such as developmental psychologist Howard Gardner, have referred to the SATs as a “thinly disguised” test of intelligence.)

In a study performed by Vanderbilt University researchers, people who score in the top 1 percent on the SAT were observed to go on in life to earn more advanced degrees, and more likely to earn more achievements.



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The first known intelligence test originated in the 1900s by Alfred Binet
The primeval purpose of IQ testing was to implement them on students to test for capacity of academic success and to categorize students
The high achieving students would be put into classes with a more advanced education [higher potential]
This system of classification was based on the rationale that students with higher IQs tend to do better in school.
A study conducted in 1996 by the American Psychological Association found that students with higher IQs learn more in school than those with lower IQs. (Neisser, 1996) Statistically speaking, students with a low IQ (a score between 75-90) are 88 percent more likely to drop out of highschool, compared to people with higher IQs (a score of around 110.) (Reilly 2013)

Is a person’s intelligence quotient or emotional quotient more fundamental to success?
Intelligence Quotient


Validation of Theory
This include skills such as being able to reason logically, overcome challenging mental tasks, and have control over abstract and spatial thinking. (Stanovich, 2009) Having a high intelligence will give an individual an upper hand in academics.
Intelligence is the ability to
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