Anonymous asked in Social SciencePsychology · 1 month ago

How can IQ predict intelligence?

it only has to do with quick pattern detection. Nothing else


It can only predict how quickly a person can solve logic pattern. nothing more or less.

If someone practices solving patterns he will naturally get very better at it and will score a lot in IQ tests which doesn't necessarily mean that he is very smart

7 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    An IQ doesn't measure common sense, or the drive to succeed.  

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Technically, IQ is not a predictor, its a metric -- an attempt to measure intelligence like we measure height, weight, and every other bio-metric. 

    If you haven't noticed, human-beings are obsessed with patterns: gambler's luck, baseball & sporting stats, award shows & game shows, astrology, numerology. 

    Personally, I believe its the human brains ability to sense & perceive historical patterns (real or imagined) that allowed this rather weak species to crawl to the top of the evolutionary power struggle. 

    Patterns allowed for hunting & trapping, seasonal cultivation & husbandry, weaving & basket-making, and so on.  

    So it seems logical (another form of pattern) to use patterns in an attempt to measure intelligence. 

    Now whither IQ is an effective measure of a human-being's intelligence, the jury is out.  EQ, racial bias, cultural bias.  

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  • 1 month ago

    There are multiple types of intelligence.

    You can look here.

  • 1 month ago

    One thing that IQ doesn't tell us is how hard somebody is willing to work, Some people are brilliant but lazy. One of the chemists who won the Nobel Prize for discovering DNA had an IQ that's average for a college student. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Whoever invented IQ tests was a boring individual and the type of people that brag about their IQ high scores are likely to be as dull as a grey autumnal day in northern England.

    It's unlikely that IQ copes with creative minds that think outside 'the box' or people that come up with innovative inventions etc.

  • 1 month ago

     short for intelligence quotient, is a measure of a person's reasoning ability. In short, it is supposed to gauge how well someone can use information and logic to answer questions or make predictions. IQ tests begin to assess this by measuring short- and long-term memory.

  • Robert
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Isn't pattern detection and logic part of problem solving?  So wouldn't that show an intelligence more natural than a person who had spent a year memorizing the answers to anticipated test questions?

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