A score derived from one of several different standardized tests designed to assess intelligence.

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Do people's IQs change?

In a 1968 study of the Pygmalion Effect: Rosenthal and Jacobson gave an intelligence test to all of the students at an elementary school at the beginning of the school year. Then, they randomly ...
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Do intelligent people tend to stay up later? [duplicate]

I heard that people with high IQs stay up late. I found this article which in turn refers to this study: S. Kanazawa, K. Perina, Why night owls are more intelligent, Personality and Individual ...
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Are we getting smarter? [closed]

I've asked a similar question some time ago (Is global IQ dropping over time?) and people mentioned the Flynn effect. But after watching this video ...
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Is spelling (orthography) correlated with adult intelligence?

I been told that spelling ability (good orthography) is correlated with intelligence (which is a nice way to say: if you are bad with orthography, you are stupid). So far I have been unable to find a ...
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Does the intelligence of people is going down? [duplicate]

Somewhat popular idea in media (say movie "Idiocracy") and general perception of older generation is that people and society are getting dumber. It seems that even real studies show that "stupid" ...
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Does North Korea have the third highest IQ?

In the book IQ and the wealth of nations, the authors Lynn & Vanhanen published a list of measured average IQs for 81 countries (Table 6.1, base-lined on the UK), and another longer list (Table ...
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Does Lumosity increase your intelligence?

Lumosity is a popular website that claims to help you become a more intellectually capable individual. Harness your brain's neuroplasticity and train your way to a brighter life" Is it truly ...
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Does the “Flynn Effect” in a way discredit the notion of IQ tests?

You probably heard before of the "Flynn Effect", the phenomenon first described by James Flynn which states that every new generation has an average IQ higher than the one before and as a consequence, ...
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Does Chess ELO correlate with IQ

Does chess ELO rating of players (who have trained/played approximately the same amount of time) correlate with IQ? The claim is 'IQ and chess ELO ratings don't correlate', a view widespread in ...
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Are men smarter than women?

I recently stumbled across the following article: Sorry, men ARE more brainy than women (and more stupid too!) It's a simple scientific fact, says one of Britain's top dons, in which the author ...
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Is human intelligence progressively diminishing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is global IQ dropping over time? Is evolution slowing down? "Humans are losing intellectual and emotional capabilities because we no longer need intelligence to ...
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Are there more people with genius IQs living in China than there are people total in the U.S.?

This claim was made popular by being said in the movie The Social Network. It exactly says: Did you know there are more people with genius IQs living in China than there are people of any kind ...
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Is global IQ dropping over time?

Global IQ: 1950–2050 Essentially the idea is that while smart people are getting wealthier, their birth-rate tends to drop. On the other hand poor countries, which are generally populated by less ...
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Does consuming fluoridated water reduce IQ?

Related: Is fluoride in water an industry waste product? Is water fluoridation harmful? Dr. Mercola is at it again with a new article: 25 Studies Prove This Reduces Your IQ. The Fluoride ...
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Do men show greater variance in the distribution of their IQ than women?

It is frequently claimed that men show greater variance in the distribution of their general intelligence factor (g) ("IQ") than women. Is that claim accepted by the scientific community?
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Does LSD provide a creativity boost?

The claim is of course widely known: LSD "broadens your thinking" and makes you "more creative". The last incarnation was Steve Jobs' biography taking a swipe at Bill Gates: “He’d be a broader ...
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Are there large scale studies investigating relationship between IQ and autism spectrum disorders (especially Aspergers)?

There's a lately-somewhat-widely held belief that there's a strong correlation (and to a certain extent, a fairly obvious causation) between Asperger's syndrome (or Autism spectrum disorders in ...
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Are IQ tests reliable?

Some of the more common types of IQ tests are: source There have been many IQ tests used over the years, and many different proposed scales to evaluate the results. Many tests have been revised ...
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Is IQ hereditary? If, to what degree?

The movie Idiocracy suggests that intelligence is hereditary; this idea has also been perpetrated by a German author (Thilo Sarrazin) who claims that due to the higher fertility of Islamic immigrants ...
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Does solving Sudoku puzzles improve your mental abilities?

A lot of people I know see solving Sudoku puzzles as a way to train their minds. howtoincreasememorypower.com recommends doing a Sudoku puzzle a day to increase brain power. Researchers rank ...