Skip to comments.IQ tests measure motivation - not just intelligence
Posted on 04/25/2011 5:01:57 PM PDT by decimon
Intelligence tests are as much a measure of motivation as they are of mental ability, says research from the US.
Researchers from Pennsylvania found that a high IQ score required both high intelligence and high motivation but a low IQ score could be the result of a lack of either factor.
Incentives were also found to increase IQ scores by a noticeable margin.
The study is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Firstly, it analysed previous studies of how material incentives affected the performance of more than 2,000 people in intelligence tests.
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, found that incentives increased all IQ scores, but particularly for those of individuals with lower baseline IQ scores.
Then the same researchers tested how motivation impacted on the results of IQ tests and also on predictions of intelligence and performance in later life.
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Skeptical. Brilliance has a tendency to envelope itself. We progress on the scraps.
Of course - being motivated to take an IQ test to the best of one's ability IS a measure of higher intelligence!
Just like being motivated not to crash in a driver's test is a measure of better driving skills.
Liberals always want to excuse trashing things because of a bad mood, and never reflect that the bad mood might be the result of trashing things.
Someone with low motivation is unlikely to achieve their full potential, sort of by definition.
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A more detailed report of same: http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2011/04/what-does-iq-really-measure.html?rss=1
I get so high on IQ tests that it is embarrassing (if I thought it was valid) that I haven't accomplished more.
If you know history people think you ‘sound smart’, but if you know just as many facts and can analyze and recite them just as well - but they are about baseball.....
People remember what they care about. Emotion helps retain short term memories - so if your attitude is “wow, this is REALLY COOL!” you will remember it for years - but if you think “Is this going to be on the test?” - you MIGHT remember it for the test.
I am not really that smart (Advanced Calculus is about my limit) but I am highly intellectually motivated. The result is high scores on tests. People shouldn't really take much more out of it than that - you take tests like an absolute GENIUS!
People remember what they care about. Emotion helps retain short term memories - so if your attitude is wow, this is REALLY COOL! you will remember it for years - but if you think Is this going to be on the test? - you MIGHT remember it for the test.
You're kinda channeling me with this. I've worked manual labor with many academic duds as coworkers. When it came to sports many showed quite good mental ability. They liked sports so it just 'came to them.'
My brother is about as sharp a guy as they come - but is dyslexic - anything 2D and he isn't the sharpest - anything 3D and involving money - the guy is about as sharp as they come - RAZOR! He worked - now runs his own (SHARP) landscape and fountain company.
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