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Iq Testing

The Heritability of Intelligence: Not What You Think

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

Instead of an index of how "genetic" an IQ test is, it's more likely that in Western society-- where learning opportunities differ so drastically from each other-- heritability is telling you just how much the test is influenced by culture.

What Happens When the IQ Test Taker Becomes the IQ Test Constructor?

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 04.07.2012 | Education
Scott Barry Kaufman

If we want to assess a person's potential for creativity, innovation and imagination, we have to do better than give them an IQ test. We can't just ask them to figure out the one correct answer. We have to give them the opportunity to tell us what the problem is in the first place.

The Need to Believe in the Ability of Disability

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 04.02.2012 | Education
Scott Barry Kaufman

So what tips the scale of achievement one direction or the other for different students? We believe that expectations play a much larger role than most people realize.

Finding Creativity on IQ Tests

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 09.16.2011 | Education
Scott Barry Kaufman

IQ tests have received many criticisms since their inception. One of the main arguments made against the use of IQ tests is that they don't measure creativity. But is this true?

Intelligent Testing

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Scott Barry Kaufman

I still have a healthy dose of skepticism for the tests. But I'd like to see creativity better measured and appreciated.