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The best way to predict the future is to create it

A single factor for intelligence, called ‘g‘, really can be measured and it does predict success.

The issue of intelligence and intelligence testing focuses on whether it is either useful or indeed valid to assess people according to a single major dimension of cognitive competence. Does a general mental ability called ‘intelligence’ exist and is it of practical importance in our lives?

The answer, based on decades of intelligence research, is a resounding ‘yes’. Irrespective of their form or content, tests of mental skills indicate the existence of an overarching factor that permeates every aspect of cognition. Furthermore, this factor seems to play a considerable role in determining the practical quality of a person’s life.

The best way to predict the future is to create it

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