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2012-02-14 10:17:35

Intelligence — what does it really mean? In the 1800s, it meant that you were good at memorizing things, and today intelligence is measured through IQ tests where the average score for humans is 100. Researchers at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have created a computer program that can score 150. IQ tests are based on two types of problems: progressive matrices, which test the ability to see patterns in...

IQ Can Change Significantly During Teen Years
2011-10-20 09:12:11

New research funded by the Wellcome Trust suggests that IQ scores in teenagers can dramatically change in conjunction with changes that occur in the brain, according to various media reports. IQ, the standard measure of intelligence, has been thought to remain stable across a person´s life, and childhood scores are often used to predict education outcome and job prospects as an adult. However, based on findings from the study, researchers caution using the 11+ exam for grammar school...

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2011-04-26 14:11:20

According to new research, intelligence tests are as much a measure of motivation as they are of mental ability. Researchers from Pennsylvania found that a high IQ score required both high intelligence and high motivation, but a low IQ score could be the result of a lack of either. The team also found that incentives helped increase IQ scores by a noticeable margin. The researchers analyzed previous studies of how material incentives affected the performance of over 2,000 people in...

2010-06-04 14:06:50

Low IQ scores in early adulthood are associated with an increased risk of attempted suicide in men, according to new research funded by the Wellcome Trust. In the largest study of its kind, a team of researchers studied the medical records of over one million men in Sweden dating back over a period of twenty four years and compared rates of hospital admission for attempted suicide against IQ scores. The research is published today in the British Medical Journal. Out of a cohort of 1.1 million...

2010-03-22 08:00:00

NEW YORK, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor's business and a leading provider of comprehensive fundamental and quantitative research and analysis solutions, announced today that it is expanding its presence in continental Europe with the opening of an office in Milan, Italy. The new office, located in the heart of Milan's financial district, will increase Capital IQ's ability to provide local language sales and technical support for companies that need...

2009-05-01 20:10:11

Higher IQ is linked to more calculated risk taking and wiser economic choices, University of Minnesota researchers said. The study, to be published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found those with better cognitive skills, in particular higher IQ, were more willing to take calculated risks, to save their money and to make more consistent choices. They were also more likely to be cooperative in strategic situations and more accurately forecast the behavior of...

2008-05-22 11:53:16

PHOENIX, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The success of iQ Academy Arizona's online high school has prompted an expansion of the curriculum to include a complete middle school program for students in grades six through eight. The new curriculum covers core courses such as English and math, as well as a wide variety of electives such as physical education, health, art, music, career explorations and a wide-range of world language courses for everything from Spanish to Chinese. "The curriculum is...

2005-11-11 11:55:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK -- Smarter children may enjoy longer lives, the results of a new study suggest. The study, which followed elderly adults deemed gifted by childhood IQ tests, found that the higher their early IQs were, the longer they lived -- up to a point, at least. The survival advantage began to plateau after a childhood IQ of 163, an intelligence level few people reach. Dr. Laurie T. Martin and Laura D. Kubzansky of the Harvard School of Public Health report these findings in the...

2005-11-11 11:36:44

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Smarter children may enjoy longer lives, the results of a new study suggest. The study, which followed elderly adults deemed gifted by childhood IQ tests, found that the higher their early IQs were, the longer they lived -- up to a point, at least. The survival advantage began to plateau after a childhood IQ of 163, an intelligence level few people reach. Dr. Laurie T. Martin and Laura D. Kubzansky of the Harvard School of Public Health...

2005-10-31 13:43:11

LONDON, Ontario -- A paper showing a strong genetic contribution to patriotism and in-group loyalty was published in the October issue of Nations and Nationalism, 11, 489-507, entitled "Ethnic nationalism, evolutionary psychology, and genetic similarity theory." Co-ethnics are as similar to each other as half-siblings when compared to all the genetic variation in the world. Two-random English people are the equivalent of 1/32 cousin by comparison with Germans; 3/8 cousin by comparison with...


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