Are IQ Tests Valid?

Most of us imagine that human intelligence is simply too complex and magical to measure in any reliable way. Why, then, do so many studies suggest otherwise? Amy and Mike invited data scientist Stanislaw Pstrokonski to explore the research regarding the validity of IQ tests.

What are five things you will learn in this episode?

  1. What do IQ tests purport to evaluate?
  2. What other attributes also correlate with IQ?
  3. How much research has been done to support the findings of these tests?
  4. What measurable aspects of IQ can be improved or increased?
  5. If IQ tests are effective, why aren’t they used more?

MEET OUR GUEST

Stanislaw “Staś” Pstrokonski is a data scientist in the education technology industry. He currently works for Busuu, where his role is to use machine learning to increase the speed and effectiveness at which users learn a foreign language.

A former teacher and private tutor, Staś is also the host of Education Bookcast, a podcast which he has been running for over 5 years, in which he summarizes, reviews, critiques, and contextualizes books and articles relating to education.

Find Staś at Education Bookcast.

LINKS

Intelligence: All That Matters by Stuart Ritchie

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