27 January 2009
Worth a Look
A brief review of Keith E. Stanovich's new book, What Intelligence Tests Miss: The Psychology of Rational Thought. According to the review, Stanovich's claim is that IQ tests, while valid, are narrow; specifically, they do not account for "judicious decision making, efficient behavioral regulation, sensible goal prioritization ... [and] the proper calibration of evidence." That means a person can have a high IQ but still engage in "blatantly irrational acts" and make "dumb decisions."
Hmmm . . . sound like anyone you know?