Y’all remember this test from back in April 2017?
It turns out it might have been more accurate than I thought. On page 221-222 of Bias in Mental Testing, Jensen describes the most comprehensive factor analysis ever done.
Hakstian and Cattell (1974) administered 57 ability tests to 343 adults averaging 23.7 years of age. The tests are extremely diverse and probably constitute the most complete samplings of the domain of cognitive tests to be found in the entire literature. Each of the fifty-seven tests was homogeneous in content so as to be highly representative of a particular primary mental ability. It would be hard to imagine a much greater variety of tests than the fifty-seven tests included in this battery. Hakstian and Cattell factor analyzed the battery, which yielded nineteen significant interpretable primary factors that were rotated to oblique simple structures , that is, the primary factors were intercorrelated. Each of the primary factors is represented by three similar tests.
I have factor analyzed the matrix of intercorrelations among the nineteen primary factors. The results are shown in table 6.14. (The factors resulting from a factor analysis of oblique primary factors are called second-order factors.)
Now for the really interesting part:
The highest g loadings are found on speed of closure (0.77) and inductive reasoning (0.72). Speed of closure involves the ability to complete a gestalt when parts of the stimulus are missing. Time needed for recognition of mutilated words is a measure of this ability. It involves a kind of perceptual inference, of mentally filling in the gaps or “seeing” the relationships among the parts to form a recognizable or familiar whole.
So there you have it: the most g loaded type of test ever discovered are Gestalt.
Not only is the Gestalt test incredibly g loaded, but it’s very culture reduced.
Ironically it was commenter Mug of Pee who selected the items on the Gestalt test I used to test people here and yet the same Mug of Pee states: ” you have to give up on g or give up on the idea of culture reduced tests.”
While it’s true that culture reduced tests are often less g loaded than culture loaded tests, Gestalt is a massive exception. It’s this test that should be used for cross-cultural research, not the Raven Progressive Matrices.
The Social Justice Warrior said:
So I comment as a black person on lions blog and say the stupidest things and he publishes it but when i said – as the philosopher – 90% of the anti trump and diversity stuff is jews trying to make whites less tribal he banned every single comment under the Philosopher. What an idiot.
sadly because of your autism you’re blind to lion’s agenda which is to create an alliance between white nationalists & Jews. He encourages racism against every minority group except his own
caffeine withdrawals said:
One point hereditists have been making for 50 years or so is that dumb people in developed countries have more kids than smart people, which is having dysgenic effects on the gene pool.
If this is true, wouldn’t the Flynn Effect actually be larger than what is implied by the the increase in raw scores we’ve seen on IQ tests?
And doesn’t this sorta imply that IQ isn’t strongly heritable?
Except the Flynn effect is nowhere near as large as thought
caffeine withdrawals said:
Yeah, but even then, don’t you still need to account for dysgenic fertility when computing the Flynn Effect?
Yes if there really has been a genomic decline in IQ then the Flynn effect is larger than it seems
caffeine withdrawals said:
Like, if American whites are 3 genetic IQ points dumber today than they were in 1960, but they score 2 IQ points higher on 1960 IQ tests than they did then, wouldn’t that imply a Flynn Effect of 5 points rather than 2?
Dysgenic fertility is not even real. White americans have been breeding really well for decades now because of improved nutrition. An abundance of resources gives women more access to choice for whom to breed with so they usually choose intelligent individuals such as myself.
Anyways, the point is, there’s a chance the Flynn effect is as real as anything else.
Munchkin Person [TRUE philosopher] said:
The proportion of inescrupulous white people seems significant…
Out of hbd-bubble, so called pathological altruism incidence [most of white europeans are fallen angels] is significantly reduced…
Seems, whitey have
Does anybody here know how accurate and reliable the Ivan Ivec Math tests are?
Munchkin Person [TRUE philosopher] i mean, jooo booo said:
Wow, this explain so many things…
I guess PP won’t post my “ignorant” rap shit so imma have to post some conscious rap to entertain you guys…this is Stat Quo-“Heaven.”
He was once a very talented yet failed up-and-coming rapper who eventually came to manage Lil Xan, one of the most ignorant rappers in the game…Please PP, give this a chance:
I didn’t post it partly because I have a rule against posting textless comments.
Hey Pumpkin. Do you think the strength of a correlation to a certain task is more reliant with the population ability rather than the rigor of such a task (i.e., the SAT’s 0.7 correlation has more to do with the low aggregate IQ of the US rather than its supposedly decreased rigor over the decades)?
no it has to do with inequities in education. If everyone went to the same schools & took the same courses, the SAT would correlate 0.9 with IQ.
Ive recently came across this blog and i have to say it is absolutely fascinating. However, i did this test and only got one correct out of four. How far do you think i should read into this?