The Origins and History of IQ Tests
We’ve all heard of IQ tests. Perhaps you’ve taken an official test or anonymously taken many of the ones shared on social media. But what exactly do they mean? Where do they come from? Are they even accurate or representative of “intelligence”? Join us as we take a very quick tour of IQ tests. The following article is far from an exhaustive exploration of what is actually a very large field in psychology but we hope it gives you an overview of the topic.
So what is IQ?
IQ, or “Intelligence Quotient”, is in effect a numerical score based on the results of a standardized test.