Intelligence Quotient (IQ)

Intelligence is a construct that has been proposed by psychologists to underlie much of human behavior and is a significant factor contributing to an individual's ability to do some things more or less well. Most would agree that some children are better at math or language arts than others, or that some hockey players or musicians are gifted in comparison to their peers. It might be argued that some individuals are born that way, whereas others have the benefit of good environments and learning opportunities that can build on their basic abilities. The intelligence test, and resulting intelligence quotient or IQ, is a means for assessing and measuring intelligence, with the results often used to classify or select persons or predict such outcomes as school ...

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