Beyond IQ

Articles and Books of Interest 

Too much to read! If you are anything like us, you feel you cannot even come close to reading everything you want to – and even when you can, you have no time to go digging for relevant articles. So here are some titles that seemed particularly interesting to us, with brief synopses of a few of them.

October Round-Up: Briefs

  • Who Rises to the Top? Early Indicators by Kell HJ, Lubinski D., and Benbow CP.
    More than 300 youths who were identified as having top 0.01% of math or verbal reasoning skills  have been followed for nearly 30 years. Based on their achievements over time, the study proposes methods of effective identification of potential in future youth. 
    Psychol Sci. 2013 May; 24(5):648-59. doi: 10.1177/0956797612457784. Epub 2013 Mar 26.

  • Study on Secondary Factors on Giftedness of Children by Kumari, S. and Mehta, P. 
    This is a broad overview of factors that either retard or encourage a student’s development of cognitive abilities. While there is nothing particularly new in this article, it does a pretty good job of consolidating the issues into a tidy package. 
    Int’l J of Res in Soc Sci & Hum (IJRSSH). 2013, Vol. No. 2, Issue No. II. 

  • Retro-analytical reasoning IQ tests for the high range by Ripà, M. and Morelli, G. 
    This book explores the possibility of using a computer generated test for evaluation of those individuals beyond 3 standard deviations above the mean. Their argument in this brief (112 pages), very technical work, is that the mechanisms that have been in use are too vulnerable to corruption – as demonstrated by several high IQ societies that have had to put restrictions on which tests and years are accepted for admittance. While the principle purpose of the book is to promote their idea, the underlying notion is interesting. 

    This is a citation for an article about their work, from this summer: Ripà, M., & Morelli, G. (2013). Retro-analytical Reasoning IQ tests for the High Range. Educational Research (ISSN: 2141-5161), 4(4), 309-320.

Other pieces of interest

  • Exceptional connections: a cross-cultural exploration of the actual teacher behaviours that contribute to positive relationships with gifted secondary students and secondary students with emotional/behavioural disorders by Capern, T. (2013). (Dissertation)

  • Deliberate practice: Is that all it takes to become an expert? by Hambrick, D. Z., Oswald, F. L., Altmann, E. M., Meinz, E. J., Gobet, F., & Campitelli, G. (2013). Intelligence. (in press) 

  • When less is more: Effects of grade skipping on adult STEM productivity among mathematically precocious adolescents by Park, G., Lubinski, D., & Benbow, C. P. (2013) Journal of Educational Psychology, 105 (1), 176. 

  • Activist literacies: Teacher research as resistance to the “normal curve” by Simon, R. & Campano, G. (2013). Journal of Language and Literacy Education [Online], 9 (1), 21-39.
    Available at 

  • Savant Syndrome: Realities, Myths and Misconceptions by Treffert, D. A. (2013) Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 1-8. 

  • Not Lack of Ability but More Choice Individual and Gender Differences in Choice of Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics by Wang, M. T., Eccles, J. S., & Kenny, S. (2013). Psychological science, 24(5), 770-775.

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