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Iq Tests

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.

The End of IQ (and the Dawn of Working Memory)

Tracy Alloway, PhD and Ross Alloway, PhD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Tracy Alloway, PhD and Ross Alloway, PhD

If you are proud of your high IQ, stop reading now. Your IQ is an anachronism, and its reign is coming to an end.

Shakira Is A 'Genius' -- Literally

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Shakira is a genius -- literally. The star’s sensual moves may impress fans on stage but Mensa International, the oldest high IQ society in the w...

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...

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.

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.

A History of Weaponized Language

Justin Strawhand | Posted 05.26.2012 | Home
Justin Strawhand

What of legacy? Did the violent effects of eugenically-charged language die with the discrediting of the eugenics movement, or do they continue, protected by the shroud of historical forgetfulness? There are hints.

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.

Internet Explorer Users Dumbest On The Internet, Survey Finds

The Huffington Post | Jason O. Gilbert | Posted 10.01.2011 | Technology

UPDATE: The BBC is reporting that the survey appears to be a hoax, and the AptiQuant website only recently set up. We have reached out to AptiQuant fo...

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.

Study: Brain Games Don't Make You Smarter

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

LONDON — People playing computer games to train their brains might as well be playing Super Mario, new research suggests. In a six-week study, ...

Educating for Democracy: "Gifted and Talented?"

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Shatzky

Since New York's Gifted and Talented programs act as "pipelines" to the more prestigious high schools in the City, I wonder how valid an "entrance exams for infants" can be.

6 Online IQ Tests Created By Idiots

Cracked.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

If you're stupid enough to click on one of their ads, you'll see that their IQ test is untimed and ten questions long. If these right now are letters ...

Train Your Brain Playing this Game!

www.mochiads.com | MochiAds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

This game will help you not only remove the nervous strain and have interesting time, but will also allow you to train your memory and reaction. It is very easy - use your visual perception and memory to match the pairs.