Does IQ Inform Us About Intelligence?



Recently, I was in a dialogue with a few people on Twitter where the subject was IQ. This seems to be something where there is a lot of conversation without any outcome, in general. I had a question, so I brought myself into the middle of an already ongoing discussion. I’m a person with no background in any of the areas that were be brought forward: Psychology or Genetics and I made that clear. I am unsure as to how IQ has anything to do with how anyone will succeed or not in life. It’s a number. It’s a snapshot but does it really indicate, overall, an individual’s intelligence? How may we know? Are there studies showing that children with higher IQ’s are better prepared for success in life?

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