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

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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

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