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I.Q test

Why IQ tests don't test intelligence

The task of trying to quantify a person's intelligence has been a goal

of psychologists since before the beginning of this century. The

Binet-Simon scales were first proposed in 1905 in Paris, France and

various sorts of tests have been evolving ever since. One of the

important questions that always comes up regarding these tools is what

are the tests really measuring? Are they measuring a person's

intelligence? Their ability to perform well on standardized tests? Or

just some arbitrary quantity of the person's IQ? When examining the

situations around which these tests are given and the content of the

tests themselves, it becomes apparent that however useful the tests may

be for standardizing a group's intellectual ability, they are not a good

indicator of intelligence.

To issue a truly standardized test, the testing environment should be

the same for everyone involved. If anything has been learned from the

psychology of perception, it is clear that a person's environment has a

great deal to do with their cognitive abilities. Is the light

flickering? Is the paint on the walls an unsettling shade? Is the

temperature too hot or too cold? Is the chair uncomfortable? Or in the

worst case, do they have an illness that day? To test a person's mind,

it is necessary to utilize their body in the process. If everyone's

body is placed in different conditions during the testing, how is it

expected to get standardized results across all the subjects? Because

of this assumption that everyone will perform equally independent of

their environment, intelligence test scores are skewed and cannot be

viewed as standardized, and definitely not as an example of a person's


It is obvious that a person's intelligence stems from a variety of

traits. A few of these that are often tested are reading comprehension,

vocabulary, and spatial relations. But this is not all that goes into

it. What about physical intelligence, conversational intelligence,

social intelligence, survival intelligence, and the slew of others that

go into everyday life? Why are these important traits not figured into


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