Sunday, November 08, 2009
Clever fools: Why a high IQ doesn't mean you're smart - life - 02 November 2009 - New Scientist: "How can someone with a high IQ have these kinds of intellectual deficiencies? Put another way, how can a 'smart' person act foolishly? Keith Stanovich, professor of human development and applied psychology at the University of Toronto, Canada, has grappled with this apparent incongruity for 15 years. He says it applies to more people than you might think. To Stanovich, however, there is nothing incongruous about it. IQ tests are very good at measuring certain mental faculties, he says, including logic, abstract reasoning, learning ability and working-memory capacity - how much information you can hold in mind."
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