Developmental psychology, Lecture on March 13th
What does IQ predict?
may be an indirect effect, IQ-years / school- job.
verbal fluency, ability to solve math problems and rote memory
emphasized on the IQ test and in school.
*Everything else is up for debate...
The content of traditional tests is unfamiliar to children from some social or
Strong issues of test bias when considering if there are group differences in
Example: who discovered America?
The more culturally fair (unbiased) tests are the less likely that group differences
(Intelligence test performance has been rising).
James Flynn found that IQ was rising at an average rate of about three IQ points
as a result, new norms continue to be used to rescale IQ tests to '100'
the evidence for a rise in IQ comes from,
o adoption studies.
o nutrition studies.
o educational intervention studies.
Possible factors impacting IQ:
No single factor seems to have a large influence on IQ, it's a combination of
Cyclical question; the higher your IQ is, the more years of schooling you are
have likely to