|What is an IQ?|
An intelligence quotient or IQ is a score derived from a set of standardized tests of intelligence. Intelligence tests come in many forms, and some tests use a single type of item or question. Most tests yield both an overall score and individual subtest scores. Regardless of design, all IQ tests attempt to measure the same general intelligence.
It is believed that Einstein actually had an IQ of about 160
|Why is IQ so important?|
Research shows that general intelligence plays an important role in many valued life outcomes. In addition to academic success, IQ correlates with job performance (see below), socioeconomic advancement (e.g., level of education, occupation, and income), and social pathology" (e.g., adult criminality, poverty, unemployment, dependence on welfare, children outside of marriage).
|How much was my IQ worth?|
|Your IQ Score: NA||Value: $0|
|140 and over||Genius or near genius|
|120-140||Very superior intelligence|
|90-110||Normal or average intelligence|
|Below 70||Definite feeble-mindedness||
|Fact: Several studies have investigated the relationship between intelligence and the degree of religious belief (excluding humanism), with most showing an inverse correlation between intelligence averages and the "importance of religion" to the testee. -Source: Wikipedia.org|
|Fact: While IQ scores of individual members of different racial or ethnic groups are distributed across the IQ scale, groups may vary in where their members cluster along the IQ scale. East Asians cluster higher than Europeans, while Sub-Saharan Africans cluster lower in the USA. Much research has been devoted to the extent and potential causes of racial-ethnic group differences in IQ, and the underlying purposes and validity of the tests has been examined. Most experts conclude that examination of many types of test bias and simple differences in socioeconomic status have failed to explain the IQ clustering differences. -Source: Wikipedia.org|