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comment How to interpret intelligence test scores for an individual who has taken a test multiple times in quick succession?
@Jim That's actually what I implied with "boredom". Some people don't like to be tested. Some don't like this particular test, or the test administrator, or the room they are in, or the time of day, or whatever. None of this has anything to do with intelligence. There is a difference between not wanting to and not being able to perform. There are masterful musicians who are afraid of performing on stage so they only play for themselves and their familiy. Does that make them less gifted? No. The same goes for intelligence. There's a lot on confounding factors in books on diagnostics or testing.
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comment How to interpret intelligence test scores for an individual who has taken a test multiple times in quick succession?
Edited, because some IQ tests offer parallel froms that can be taken in immediate succession.
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comment How to interpret intelligence test scores for an individual who has taken a test multiple times in quick succession?
Fatigue, drugs, distraction, boredom, diurnal cycle etc. can all lead to lack of concentration, but are not symptoms of low intelligence.
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comment Is there any connection between visual processing ability and social skills?
Yes. Can you access this paper? greenlab.npih.ucla.edu/Publications/… Read the introduction which summarizes findings. Also try scholar.google.com/…;
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comment IQ and Performance in Different Fields
+1, but what's a "header" ;-)
Jun
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comment Paradox or contradiction?
You might want to look into phobias and their causes. What your logic tells you ("That spider is totally harmless.") and what evolution or upbringing have taught you (fear conditioning) are two things.
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comment Are results of various cognitive tests meaningless if the subject has achieved them through training?
No, I don't know. But that seems irrelevant, because instead of training IQ tests to be better at math or whatever, you'd just train doing math.
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comment Are results of various cognitive tests meaningless if the subject has achieved them through training?
Yes. Intelligence can be trained for an average of about 10 IQ points. Which is why applicants to jobs or universities search the web for test examples, and why books sell that offer similar tasks to those in the real tests, etc. And that is the reason why tests are only sold to psychologists and why psychologists must not test anyone who does not need to be tested.
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comment How Do Those With Antisocial Personality Disorder Fair In Solitary Confinement?
I would think that persons with antisocial personality disorder depend on social contacts. But there are persons who fare better in loneliness than others, and those people are for example wanted as astronauts. Maybe you can find some info if you look into what personality is wanted for this or similar jobs (lighthouse keeper, ...).
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comment Can a person be brilliant even though slow at resolving problems?
The problem with your argument is that a fast thinker will solve more problems in the same time as a slow thinker. Even if the slow thinker can solve equally difficult problems, there is a difference in performance. If your concept of intelligence ignores this difference, then it does not encompass all aspects that are relevant to cognitive performance. You are basically saying that someone who walks a marathon in two days is just as good an athlete as a person who runs it in two hours. And that is ridiculous.
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comment Can a person be brilliant even though slow at resolving problems?
This site is about psychology and the cognitive sciences. We are not concerned with what lay people might find reasonable. When we talk about intelligence, that is a scientific term with a clear definition, and if you ask us what intelligence is or isn't our answers will be based on that definition and not the informal everyday meaning of the word. For that you must consult a dictionary. This site is not for lay people. We require a certain expertise, if you want to ask a question. Otherwise you will be unable to comprehend the answer.
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comment Is it possible to master two different typing keyboard layouts?
@TrewestaAnamoly Indeed. I believe that we don't just learn the layout of the keyboard and where to press when we want this or that letter, but rather we learn sequences of movements as constituent parts of the "language" of a specific keyboard layout – just like we don't usually spell words letter by letter, when we read them, but recognize the sequence of letters that makes up a word, and that word is stored in relation to the language it belongs to, so I can immediately know wether the word I see is in English or German or French, without any effort or actual switching at all.
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comment Is it possible to master two different typing keyboard layouts?
@Arnon Now, if Devin kept working on riding both bikes and kept switching, there would very likely come a time when switching took him no time at all.
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comment Can a person be brilliant even though slow at resolving problems?
Don't take IQ tests if the result puts you down emotionally.