What can IQ tests be used for? This is the fourth of four posts about intelligence and learning, and it teaches us about IQ tests.
The idea of an Intelligence Quotient (IQ) emerged in the early 20th century. It was developed by the French pedagogue and psychologist Alfred Binet.
IQ tests have different purposes, including measuring intelligence – but they are usually used to help diagnose learning disabilities.
However, intelligence and learning are complex things that cannot be measured only by using a test. As published at Healthline Magazine , “When diagnosing an intellectual disability, a doctor will rely on additional tests and observations. IQ tests should certainly not be discounted, but it’s important not to rely on them as the sole measure of intelligence”.
This post was kindly written by our Enjoy Student Elton Jhonys Dias. Access the videos + read the originals to learn more about the intelligence quotient: http://www.healthline.com/health/iq-testing#Overview1 and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/intelligence_quotient.