[LMB] OT: IQ Tests

Mieke mvanspanje at home.nl
Sun Jun 27 15:18:21 BST 2021

A lot of people always think that IQtest have to with knowledge.
They have not. It is all about reasoning and only reasoning. 
Being a Mensa-member I heard a lot about IQ and tests, though I am not a specialist.

There are tests at least a 120 years. And surely a lot of them had major faults, like cultural faults and being about common knowledge. But by now they are, from an age of about 12 years reasonably trustworthy. As far as it predicts intelligence and only intelligence. 
A real psychology test should be supervised by a psychologist. Most common is the WAIS for adults and WISC, Wechslers scales with standard deviations of 16.
IQ ‘s of 184 do not exist, only in movies.

As far as I know there are tests with standard deviation from 16 - 20 - and 24 points.
So you can  not compare the outcome in numbers from one test to another.
IQ from a WAIS can be 132 and will equal 148 on another test.

Children’s IQs are difficult to asses. Children can develop not equally. There maybe large leaps in special aerials, but serious laps about another. In my country test below 12 year can only a status quo. But predict nothing about adult live.

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> Op 27 jun. 2021 om 04:56 heeft Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com> het volgende geschreven:
> I remember when they said aluminium was linked to alzheimer disease. So
> many pots and pans thrown out.
>> On Sat, Jun 26, 2021, 7:43 PM WalterStuartBushell <proto at panix.com> wrote:
>>>> On Jun 26, 2021, at 11:09 AM, WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:
>>> Certainly some IQ tests try to leave out culture. However, in any
>> comprehension test, if the test taker has not been exposed to the words
>> they need, they will fail the section. If they haven’t been taught the
>> correct mathematical processes, they won’t pass anything that involves
>> mathematics.
>> Or simple dysexlia can be a real problem, or even bad eyesight and all
>> sorts of psychological or physical problems.
>> Just how do you validate an intelligence test?
>> Or experts are sometimes worse than useless. Consider we went through 25
>> years of trans fats being recommended over
>> natural fats after the alarm was sounded, The FDA approved a new medicine
>> for dementia, with dubious results and significant,
>> indications of harm, and the inventor of the prefrontal lobotomy was
>> awarded the Nobel prize just a few examples.
>> My father died of a heart attack thus I blame the advocates of trans fats
>> for his death. We had no genes to handle those
>> artificial transfats. Money talks; truth walks.
>>>> MD. MS. in Law Robert Lustig “If there’s a label on the food, it’s a
>> warning
>> label. That means it has been processed. Real food doesn’t need a label.”
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