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Thinking & Intelligence

Read each true/false statement and test your answers by placing your cursor over the question mark.

We notice evidence that contradicts our beliefs more readily than evidence that is consistent with them.
In general, people underestimate how much they really know.
It takes less compelling evidence to change our beliefs than it did to create them in the first place.
Some computers are able to learn from experience.
Only human beings seem capable of insight (the sudden realization of a problem's solution).
The concern with individual differences in intelligence is strictly a twentieth-century American phenomenon.
Today's millionaires had well-above average college grades.
In general, people with high intelligence scores are more creative than people with low intelligence scores.
There is a slight positive correlation between head size and intelligence score.
Today's Americans score higher on IQ tests than Americans did in the 1930s.
How quickly 2- to 7-month-old babies become bored with a picture is a useful predictor of later intelligence.
Among the mentally retarded, males outnumber females by 50 percent.
Grouping students by aptitude in school fosters academic achievement.
As adopted children grow older, their intelligence scores become more similar to those of their biological parents than to those of their adoptive parents.
Aptitude score is a much better predictor of the college performance of whites than it is of blacks.