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Uncommon Sense: Toward an RQ Test?

Wray Herbert | Posted 07.24.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Keith Stanovich has just begun a three-year project, funded by the John Templeton Foundation, to create the first comprehensive assessment of rational thinking -- what may someday be commonly called the RQ test.

REVEALED: Disturbing Trend In Human Intelligence

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.22.2013 | Science

Our technology may be getting smarter, but a provocative new study suggests human intelligence is on the decline. In fact, it indicates that Westerner...

Hispanics, Latinos Need Not Apply...

Dorian de Wind | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

The Heritage Foundation is "a public policy think tank that promotes the principles that made America great: free enterprise, limited government, indi...

The Misunderstood Face of Giftedness

Marianne Kuzujanakis | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Marianne Kuzujanakis

Contrary to common stereotypes, giftedness is not synonymous with high academic achievement. The gifted student archetype, while expected to be a mature classroom leader, does not fit all gifted students.

How to Make Your Baby Smarter

Laurence Hayes | Posted 03.30.2013 | Parents
Laurence Hayes

Are you hoping for a Baby Einstein? You don't need to be a Tiger Dad to want the best for your kids, and being smart generally leads to an easier, happier life. But what are the facts and what are myths?

Is Human Intellect on the Downward Slide?

Rob Brooks | Posted 01.20.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

Humans are complex animals. Our intelligence is a complex adaptation. And the diverse and surprising ways in which we use it today suggest that we owe it to more than a handful of simplistic evolutionary scenarios.

Multiple Intelligences

Rachel Adams | Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents
Rachel Adams

Looking back at the worn folders overflowing with Henry's transition materials, I'm struck by how every aspect of my son's abilities and potential has been tracked, evaluated and assessed.

Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?

Posted 11.13.2012 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 11/12/2012 12:34 PM EST on LiveScience Humans may be gradually losing intelligence, according...

Swimming in the Educational Gene Pool? How Far Can Children Go With the Genes They Have?

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 12.08.2012 | Education
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

Our educational attainment is a mix of our biology and what we do with it. Let's help all children reach their highest potential and not blame them for the genetic pool they swim in. Genes are not destiny.

The 10 Smartest People In The World | Posted 08.27.2012 | Education

Judging how smart a person is can be a very subjective matter. Does their IQ score make them the smartest? Or is it more about accomplishments? The de...

Man With 61 IQ To Be Executed After SCOTUS Denies Request To Stay

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 10.07.2012 | Crime

UPDATE: Marvin Wilson was executed Tuesday evening after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected arguments that he was too mentally impaired to qualify for th...

Women May Be Brighter, But What We Need Is Balls

Christina Patterson | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Christina Patterson

The trouble is that you don't need to be able to put a toilet seat down to run a country. The trouble is that only 15 percent of board members of FTSE listed companies are women, and only about 2 percent of chief executives of the top 500 companies.

The Mind of the Prodigy

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

While it's true that many prodigies receive support, resources, and encouragement from parents and coaches early on, their support is typically the result of a demonstrated "rage to learn." The reason why they are so driven to deliberately practice in their domain requires explaining.

Being Smarter About IQ

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 07.02.2012 | College
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

Are we still debating whether IQ is fixed or whether it is malleable and can be pushed around? Are we still fighting the nature versus nurture battle? We thought this had been resolved ages ago. In fact, 30 years ago.

JOIN THE DEBATE: Are Geniuses Born, Or Made?

Posted 04.04.2012 | Science

Do genes make the genius? Or is it really true that practice is what puts people in Carnegie Hall? Some argue that the the seeds of genius are plan...

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 Truth About Fish Oil Pills During Pregnancy

Jena Pincott | Posted 01.21.2012 | Parents
Jena Pincott

Kids whose moms ate fish more than twice weekly during pregnancy were significantly less likely to have low scores on cognitive tests.

Is He Just Too Old for This?

Melanie Notkin | Posted 12.10.2011 | Women
Melanie Notkin

Men are responsible for 40 percent of all fertility problems among American couples, so why is all the pressure (read: judgment) on women for reproductive health and timeliness?

Increasing Your Courage

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

Some people are quite smart, emotionally savvy, but refuse to take an educated risk to make a difference and turn their success into significance. We say they have a low Courage Quotient.

Parenting: What Praise Helps and What Praise Harms?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2011 | Parents
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Astounding research shows that praising children for their abilities actually lowers their level of achievement, while praising them for their effort ...

The IQ of America's Entrepreneurs

Alexia Parks | Posted 10.25.2011 | Denver
Alexia Parks

In the world of today's entrepreneurs, the term IQ doesn't refer to how intelligent one is. Instead, it refers to the Innovation Quotient of companies...

Why Atheists Have Higher IQs

Nigel Barber | Posted 06.25.2011 | World
Nigel Barber

Atheists score higher on IQ tests than religious people according to some research. Does this mean that people accept religious beliefs because they a...

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.

Would Charles Darwin Get a Gun?

Bernard Starr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bernard Starr

Another devastating chapter in our long history of massacres with guns unfolded in Tucson Arizona on January 8th with the ambush of Congresswoman Gabr...

Education Reform -- Crashing on the Bell Curve

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

All the hot rhetoric over educational achievement is nonsense. The problem in America is a dangerous class divide, not a crisis in teaching and learning.