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Monday, June 25

How Does Intelligence Relate to IQ?

A comparison of how the Dungeons & Dragons Intelligence score (3 to 18) compares to real life Intelligent Quotient, by Daniel R. Collins:

Occasionally, D&D enthusiasts will discuss or debate how the game ability "Intelligence" score properly relates to the real-world measurement of "Intelligence Quotient" (IQ). This almost always spawns a heated debate, in large part due to the controversy over IQ-scores general (what it seeks to measure, how valid the measurement is, whether testing procedures are fair, how the tests have changed over time, etc.), and aggravated as some find it problematic to measure IQ in fantasy non-humans, animals, and monsters. [MORE]

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posted by Michael Tresca at 7:33 AM


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