10 Things You Didn’t Know About IQ
Though a person’s IQ is only one of many aspects related to their abilities and potential, it’s a number that gets a lot of attention.
Here are 10 little things you may not know about the intelligence measurement.
Number 10. People with high IQs are prone to drinking and drug use. A number of scientific studies show a correlation between exhibiting advanced intelligence during childhood and having substance issues later in life. Why this is remains largely unknown.
Number 9. Breastfeeding helps. Babies who were fed breast milk were found to get higher scores on IQ tests administered years later. In a year’s time it could lead to a hike of just over 4 verbal points.
Number 8. Intelligent people stay up later. According to a psychologist from the London School of Economics and Political Science it’s a product of evolution. No longer are humans bound to the hours of light provided by nature, and it’s the smart ones who’ve figured that out first.
Number 7. Women with larger breast score higher. That’s according to a University of Chicago study that found subjects with bigger bra sizes also had bigger numbers as test scores. That was true when comparing large to medium and medium to small.
Number 6. Eyes are the window to the brain. People with blue eyes are more likely to be academic achievers than those with irises of brown. Stephen Hawking, Marie Curie, and Alexander Fleming are but a few of them.
Number 5. Atheism is linked to higher IQs. It’s believed the correlation stems from intelligent people’s preference for logic and proof, two things that religion doesn’t consistently provide. Thus, faith-based systems tend not to appeal to them.
Number 4. Scores can change over time. A variety of factors influence testing outcomes. Adjustments in one’s education level, familial surroundings, and work environment can all play a role in numbers going up or down.
Number 3. Birth order matters. That’s particularly good news if you’re the oldest child, as those are the ones who usually have higher IQs and get better grades. The kids who come along later tend to not get the super-attentive kind of parenting that helps foster the extra smarts.
Number 2. 115 is the magic number. People who have that score or higher are the ones who can handle just about any job, and do it at all levels. Only 15 percent of the population falls into that category.
Number 1. Left-handers have a leg up. Among the many theories as to why they’re deemed as being smarter than righties is their superior ability to engage in divergent thought. It’s what allows them make connections between objects and words in a way that most can’t.
What do you find most interesting about IQs?
A videó és a szöveg alapján próbáld megtalálni, hogy a mondatoknál melyik a HIBÁS információ a három opcióból.
|to be prone to||hajlamos valamire|
|substance issues||alkohol- és/vagy drogprobléma|
|to be bound to something||függni valamitől|
|to score||pontszámot elérni|
|academic achiever||jelentős szellemi eredményt elérő|
|to appeal to someone||tetszik valakinek|
|to foster||elősegít, támogat|
|to have a leg up||előnyben lenni|
|to be deemed as||valamilyennek tartott, ítélt|