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All You Need to Know About IQ

Posted by aswin at March 14, 2017 in Children | Family

It happens now, that you have to follow an IQ test when you want to go to a new school or if you want to apply for a job. Do you know what IQ is?

Researchers say that IQ (Intelligence Quotient), an income predictor, is partially inherited. IQ is not influenced by family size or birth order. There is absolutely no evidence to suggest that IQ is lower in large families. And there is also no evidence to suggest that a first born child will be more intelligent than any other child.

Since the 1960s, IQ tests began to fall out of favor, partially because of racially and culturally specific test questions. There were an assumption made that a lower IQ indicated the need for more teaching, not an inability to learn. Education matters, studies show that dropouts lose IQ points. Summer vacation means brain drain. Two independent studies show an IQ decline over the summer, increasing with every month of school out. Kids hit the hardest are the ones with the least amount of academic orientation. Swedish researchers found a 1.8 point IQ loss for each year of high school missed after dropping out.

It is widely agreed that standardized tests can’t measure all forms for intelligence including creativity, wisdom, practical sense and social sensitivity. Researchers compared the incomes of fathers and sons and found if you were in the bottom five percent of society you had a one in 20 chance or less of getting to the top. Another problem was that it was difficult to convert to IQ scores from other achievement and ability tests.

Also studies have already shown that children who are breast fed display IQ’s up to 10 points higher by the age of three. So mothers, please consider about your babies whether you will breastfeed them or not.

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