Intelligence test

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Comment by jzad on May 16th, 2009 at 8:15 am

You should mention more on the vague correlation between fluid and crystallized intelligence, and how conventional IQ tests are predominately loaded on the latter.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on July 31st, 2009 at 9:24 am

Thank you for your feedback. The idea of fluid and crystallized intelligence is addressed somewhat in the article on Intelligence, and also in the article on Raymond Cattell. Based on your suggestion I will add mention of this point in this article also. Thank you again.

Comment by Oleg Goryunov on September 7th, 2009 at 9:06 am

Please, take into account the criticism for static IQ tests:

1. First of all, intelligence standard units – average IQs of various age samples of population are incorrectly chosen. These values are changeable in time, hence, they can’t be any standards.
2. If intelligence is quantifiable, then we should define the only standard unit for it, but not the set of standards (for different ages). The average IQ of mankind can’t be the unit due to its inconstancy with time.
3.The intelligence of any human changes with time (depending on the state throughout the day). Therefore any IQ test measures IQ only during testing, instead of average IQ of the examinee.Static IQ tests (by Eysenck, Wechsler, Raven, Amthauer…) are useless for measurement of average IQ of an examinee since their repeated use assumes, that he does not have any memory. Procedure of testing turns to a swindle, if it pass off “instant” IQ as average IQ.
4. Test time limitation (thirty minutes as usual) leads to simplification of test tasks. Examinee is given less than three minutes for solving an average task. Small time determines choosing of simple tasks (the easier the task, the less time is required for its solving).

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on September 17th, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Thank you for your feedback. There are indeed many criticisms of IQ tests and especially their misuse. Some additional points have been added to the article based on your comments. Thank you again for your support in improving the New World Encyclopedia.

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