Academic Achievement

I.Q. scores don’t predict success as much as motivation

USA Today: I.Q. scores mostly reveal the test-taker’s motivation to do well on the exam, particularly for low-scorers, suggests a series of experiments. “One of the most robust social science findings of the 20th century is that intelligence quotient (IQ) scores predict a broad range of life outcomes, including academic More

New Research From Current Directions in Psychological Science

Fact and Fiction in Cognitive Ability Testing for Admissions and Hiring Decisions Nathan R. Kuncel and Sarah A. Hezlett Standardized tests of cognitive abilities are used to predict performance in educational and work settings. Group differences often occur with standardized cognitive tests, and these differences have been falsely attributed to More