Jump to content




Welcome to Unexplained Mysteries! Please sign in or create an account to start posting and to access a host of extra features.


* * * * * 1 votes

IQ tests 'do not reflect intelligence'

iq tests

  • Please log in to reply
44 replies to this topic

#1    Still Waters

Still Waters

    Deeply Mysterious

  • 38,930 posts
  • Joined:01 Jun 2008
  • Gender:Female

  • "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:58 PM

IQ tests are misleading because they do not accurately reflect intelligence, according to a study which found that a minimum of three different exams are needed to measure someone's brainpower.

For more than a century our intelligence quotient (IQ) has been used to measure how clever people are and Mensa, the society for the intellectual elite, has even used the test to weed out sub-par applicants.

But now the scale has been dismissed as a "myth" by scientists who found that our intelligence can only be predicted by combining results from at least three tests of our mental agility.

http://www.telegraph...telligence.html

Posted Image

#2    Hasina

Hasina

    Maximillion Hotpocket Puckershuttle

  • Member
  • 3,049 posts
  • Joined:28 Aug 2012
  • Gender:Female

  • JINKIES

Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:05 PM

What a shocking and unexpected... turn... of... events... -falls asleep-

Posted Image

~MEH~


#3    ReaperS_ParadoX

ReaperS_ParadoX

    “What’s wrong with accepting madness?

  • Member
  • 2,521 posts
  • Joined:29 Jun 2012
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:A really cold region devoid of stars

  • The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?

Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:25 PM

That's not really surprising

COME WITH ME. OVERWHELMING POWER AND MADNESS AWAIT

THAT IS NOT DEAD WHICH CAN ETERNAL LIE AND WITH STRANGE AEONS EVEN DEATH MAY DIE

#4    The Id3al Experience

The Id3al Experience

    Paranormal Investigator

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 842 posts
  • Joined:20 Sep 2010
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Zealand

  • "Live with cause and leave results to the great law of the universe, passing each day in peaceful contemplation"

Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:34 AM

I dont know how long iv been saying this. I know that I am queit intelligent given the time and drive. Putting me under a quiz with a certain amount of time = pressure, and many reports on how pressure = low quality work or rushed work, which = wrong answers = low IQ = dumb = low self estem = depression = susicide or meds you never needed.

Posted Image

#5    Jinxdom

Jinxdom

    Astral Projection

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 720 posts
  • Joined:06 Sep 2012
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:East Coast

  • Education...has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
    -- G.M. Trevelyan

Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:51 AM

For some odd reason all I can picture is a scientist taking an iq test and doing crappy then trying to regain some self-esteem by doing this study.... which we all already knew except him..


#6    AquilaChrysaetos

AquilaChrysaetos

    Remote Viewer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 590 posts
  • Joined:01 Dec 2012
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wherever the wind takes me...

  • "Some people wish to be the sun, so they can brighten your day. I wish to be the moon, which shines down upon you in your darkest hour."

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:10 AM

View PostR4z3rsPar4d0x, on 19 December 2012 - 10:25 PM, said:

That's not really surprising

^This

Jesus Christ - Matthew 28:18-20 said:

"All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

Posted Image


#7    JGirl

JGirl

    Pajama Goddess

  • Member
  • 9,016 posts
  • Joined:23 Sep 2010
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:British Columbia Canada

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:18 AM

View PostJinxdom, on 20 December 2012 - 03:51 AM, said:

For some odd reason all I can picture is a scientist taking an iq test and doing crappy then trying to regain some self-esteem by doing this study.... which we all already knew except him..
LOL!


#8    JGirl

JGirl

    Pajama Goddess

  • Member
  • 9,016 posts
  • Joined:23 Sep 2010
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:British Columbia Canada

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:27 AM

i notice they don't mention 'emotional intelligence', 'musical intelligence', or 'artistic intelligence' in their criteria of what tests are required to gauge intelligence.
the idea that these things were to be taken into account when gauging intelligence was argued in another thread here a while back.
i never bought into it.
emotional maturity yes, musical talent, yes, artistic ability, yes.
none of which is a measure of intellect


#9    AquilaChrysaetos

AquilaChrysaetos

    Remote Viewer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 590 posts
  • Joined:01 Dec 2012
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wherever the wind takes me...

  • "Some people wish to be the sun, so they can brighten your day. I wish to be the moon, which shines down upon you in your darkest hour."

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:50 AM

Posted Image





...but seriously, IQ has never really meant much to me...

Jesus Christ - Matthew 28:18-20 said:

"All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

Posted Image


#10    Sakari

Sakari

    tohi

  • Member
  • 12,721 posts
  • Joined:16 Aug 2009
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Safford, Arizona...My heart and soul are still on the Oregon Coast.

  • Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:01 AM

I do not understand.

Our Wolf's Memorial Page

http://petsupports.com/a04/sakari.htm


#11    ciriuslea

ciriuslea

    Extraterrestrial Entity

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 490 posts
  • Joined:08 Apr 2012
  • Gender:Male

  • CHAMP20NS

Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:05 AM

Phew.....I always did crap in IQ tests


#12    himalyanmystic

himalyanmystic

    Ectoplasmic Residue

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 151 posts
  • Joined:19 Oct 2010
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:himalayas

Posted 23 December 2012 - 11:22 AM

iq tests give approximate assessments...........i think precise results need more than one approach

[HIMALAYANMYSTIC

#13    Coffey

Coffey

    Majestic 12 Operative

  • Member
  • 5,671 posts
  • Joined:09 Oct 2009
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Norwich UK

  • "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:29 PM

Always said this, "scientists" come out with such stupid and useless rubbish sometimes.

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.

#14    AsteroidX

AsteroidX

    Government Agent

  • Member
  • 3,570 posts
  • Joined:16 Dec 2012
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Free America

  • it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security

Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:28 PM

I came here expecting to find something intelligent about this. Left dumber then when I started.


What a sparkly imaginary number weve attached to human intelligence.


#15    Big Bad Voodoo

Big Bad Voodoo

    High priest of Darwinism

  • Member
  • 9,582 posts
  • Joined:15 Nov 2010
  • Gender:Male

Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:59 PM

I wonder how people in Mensa feel like about this one?

JFK: "And we are as a people, inherently and historically, opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.
For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy..."




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users