Myers’ PSYCHOLOGY (7th Ed). Chapter 11 Part 1 Intelligence James A. McCubbin, PhD Clemson University Worth Publishers. Fact vs. Falsehood. 1. The concern with individual differences in intelligence is strictly a twentieth-century American phenomenon.
James A. McCubbin, PhD
1. The concern with individual differences in intelligence is strictly a twentieth-century American phenomenon.
2. Today’s millionaires had well-above average college grades.
3. In general, people with high intelligence scores are more creative than people with low intelligence scores.
4. There is a slight positive correlation between head size and intelligence scores.
5. Today’s American score higher on IQ tests than Americans did in the 1930’s.
6. How quickly 2 to 7 month old babies become bored with a picture is a useful predictor of later intelligence.
7. Among the mentally retarded, males outnumber females by 50 percent.
8. Grouping students by aptitude in school fosters academic achievement.
9. As adopted children grow older, their intelligence scores become more similar to those of their biological parents than to those of their adoptive parents.
10. Aptitude score is a much better predictor of the college performance of whites that it is of blacks.
Question: Long side on left or right?
From Thorndike and Hagen, 1977
Flynn effect: gradual increase in intelligence scores