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Marc Wilson: Brain teaser
Vast variance in online IQ test results shows the hazards of psychological measurement.
By Marc Wilson In Psychology
Unfortunately, I did another one today and I must be a bit dimmer because it only said 140. Just to be sure, I sought a third opinion: “Your IQ is in the 130-140 – ‘bright’ – range.” Sadly, I did a fourth as well, and by the time those 20 minutes were gone forever I was merely average: 103.
If you feel a burning desire to follow in my footsteps, just google “online intelligence test”. I haven’t checked all 90,000-plus hits, but the first five pages offer a bunch of different tests. Avoid the Scientology ...
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