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ERIC Number: ED473820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Does a High IQ Mean You're Smart?
Miller, Phyllis, Ed.
Mensa Research Journal, v33 n3 Fall 2002
This journal issue presents articles that attempt to expand common ideas of intelligence and giftedness. Following a brief article offering "Notes, Quotes, and Anecdotes" by Francis Carter, the first major article is "Democratizing Our Concept of Human Intelligence" (by Wendy M. Williams). In it, the limitations of IQ tests are explored as are the different types of practical intelligence. The second article, by Wendy M. Williams and others, is "Practical Intelligence for School: Developing Metacognitive Sources of Achievement in Adolescence." It reports on an effort to develop practical intelligence with middle school students using a five-part program that stresses five sources of metacognitive awareness. The program successfully enhanced both practical and academic skills in each of the target skill areas. The third article is "Emotional Intelligence Meets Traditional Standards for an Intelligence" by John D. Mayer and others. It reports on two studies, one with adults and one with adolescents, using a new test of emotional intelligence, the Multifactor Emotional Intelligence Scale (MEIS). These studies showed that intelligence, as measured by the MEIS, meets three classical criteria of a standard intelligence. (Individual articles contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Cognitive Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Intelligence, Intelligence Quotient, Intelligence Tests, Metacognition, Multiple Intelligences, Postsecondary Education
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Mensa Education and Research Foundation, Arlington, TX.
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