Why IQ Power?
- Have you ever noticed that some problems on an IQ test depend on local or general knowledge?
- Have you ever noticed that some problems on an IQ test favour some fields and not others?
- Has it ever occurred to you that most IQ tests are based on knowledge of problem solving rather than intelligence?
The fact is that most IQ tests depend on the unfamiliarity of the examinee with the problems presented and are based on the assumption that the ability to develop methods to solve unknown problems is a measure of the examinee's intelligence. In actual fact, the ability to develop methods of solving new problems is based entirely on the diversity of existing knowledge of problem solving. This knowledge is simply disassembled and reassembled in a manner that best seems to fit the problem at hand until the problem is solved. Thus, most IQ tests only ever test the examinee's problem solving knowledge and not the brain's processing power.
With IQ Power, we have eliminated the unfamiliarity with the problem altogether by making the method and the definitions available to the examinee during the test. This eliminates any advantage the examinee might have by already knowing the method. The problem itself is then expanded, deepened, and has new dimensions added as the examinee progresses - without actually changing any of the methodology behind the solving of this type of problem. In fact, all examinees will have to consult the Quick Guide at some point during the test if they are to make their best potential score. The readiness to use a reference is a very important function of intelligence as it defines the examinee's recognition of her/his own limits of knowledge. By taking this approach, we have ensured that IQ Power focuses on measuring the examinee's raw processing power, and not just accumulated knowledge that varies from one life-experience to another. This alone makes IQ Power the premier tool for testing intellectual capacity.