MENSA – “welcomes people from every walk of life whose IQ is in the top 2% of the population”
World’s Smartest Person ….
According to the High IQ Society, the world’s smartest person is a graduate student at the University of Michigan.
“there's a little bit of difference between being the world's smartest person and winning this contest – the smartest person in the world probably wouldn't bother entering this contest. I just thought it would be fun.” – Andrew Nierman
I.Q. Score Cautions
Questions may be culturally biased.
Ex: What is a toboggan?
Poor nutrition, lack of books, toys, schooling, etc
Predicative of school success – not necessarily life success
A Different Take: Multiple Intelligences
Developed by Howard Gardner in the early 1980’s at Harvard.
Attempt at a more complete understanding of intelligence.