the Nation - The IQ Book
A person's Intelligence Quotient (IQ) is, arguably, one of their
most important characteristics. It is believed that you can predict
a person's behaviour more accurately from their IQ than from any
other single piece of information about them.
IQ is also an area of psychology rife with myth and misunderstanding.
Is it really possible to describe all of a person's myriad abilities
using one number, their IQ? What influences how well a particular
person will perform in a test? Can we improve our performance on
these tests through practice or training?
by psychologist, Dr Colin Cooper and published by BBC Worldwide
on 1 May, The IQ Book aims to address these issues and many more.
It provides answers to the following frequently asked questions:
What is IQ?
are IQ tests constructed?
these tests fair?
does having a particular IQ imply?
should IQ scores be interpreted?
can IQ be boosted?
causes people to vary their IQ?
differences in IQ related to how long we are likely to live?
does IQ change over the lifespan?
Cooper wrote The IQ Book in response to the surge of interest in
IQ that followed the broadcast of Test The Nation - the BBC programme
that allowed viewers in many countries to assess their IQ via a
television and website test.
in, and exclusive to the book is the UK version of the 'National
IQ Test 2002', along with instructions for scoring the test and
converting your score into an IQ. So providing that you don't peak
at the questions beforehand, it's possible to take the test and
estimate your IQ, and have a complete understanding of what your
1 May 2003
ISBN: 0563 487453
Price: £6.99 (PB)