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Intelligence quotient

Intelligence quotient

(Science: psychology) The psychologists index of measured intelligence as one part of a two-part determination of intelligence, the other part being an index of adaptive behaviour and including such criteria as school grades or work performance.

IQ is a score, or similar quantitative index, used to denote a persons standing relative to his age peers on a test of general ability, ordinarily expressed as a ratio between the persons score on a given test and the score which the average individual of comparable age attained on the same test, the ratio being computed by the psychologist or determined from a table of age norms, such as the various wechsler intelligence scales.

Acronym: IQ

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Watson's disgrace

Education is not a measure of intelligence. If it was, the kalahari bushmen would think you're dumb for not knowing how to find water in a desert. In fact the "intelligence quotient" is not really an intelligence measure either. Read Gould's Measure of Man ...

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by mith
Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:17 pm
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Chromosomes- an excess or deficit?

... It produces a taller-than-average height, childlike personality, low intelligence quotient and tendency to aggressiveness and to antisocial behaviour. - Triple-X syndrome (44 ...

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by Enzyme
Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:52 am
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Topic: Chromosomes- an excess or deficit?
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