What is an IQ Test? What is an Accurate IQ Test? While people have different cognitive strengths and weaknesses (e.g. language, music, math, visual), consistent correlations between them show us there is a common component to all of these called ‘general intelligence’ or ‘G‘. G is measured with a variety of psychometric assessments including IQ tests, job aptitude tests and university entrance exams. IQ tests are the most reliable (e.g. consistent) and valid (e.g. accurate and meaningful)…
Two different IQ scales: Terman's Stanford-Binet and the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Third edition. The Standford-Binet is the best intelligence scale for predicting future academic achievement. The Wechsler scales are a group of intelligence tests which are more accurate at distinguishing between different types of intelligence.
TIL words Idiot Moron and Imbecile were medical terms to classify 'The Scale of Retardation' that was invented by psychologists to differentiate people with low IQ. This classification remained in use till 1970s. Each category had grades low grade imbecile 3rd grade moron etc.
Your IQ Is A Record Of Your “Cognitive History” | Instead of interpreting a person’s reasoning test performance at any one moment in time as reflecting that person’s hardwired cognitive potential, these results suggest that it’s more sensible to interpret that score as reflecting the individual’s cognitive history–his or her prior levels of engagement of specific neural networks.
Alfred Binet (July 1857 – October was a French psychologist who invented the first practical intelligence test, the Binet-Simon scale. His principal goal was to identify students who needed special help in coping with the school curriculum.
Lewis Terman (January 15, 1877 – December 21, 1956) American pioneer in educational psychology at the Stanford Graduate School of Education—created the ultra-high-range IQ test Concept Mastery Test (CMT-A), which I took and earned membership into the Terman Society.