Rational and Irrational Thought: The Thinking That IQ Tests Miss: Scientific AmericanThe converse, of course, would be people with lousy IQs who still reason fairy well. They are able to solve real world problems much more effectively than IQ test problems.No doubt you know several folks with perfectly respectable IQs who just don’t seem all that sharp. The behavior of such people tells us that we are missing something important by treating intelligence as if it encompassed all cognitive abilities. I coined the term “dysrationalia” (analogous to “dyslexia”), meaning the inability to think and behave rationally despite having adequate intelligence, to draw attention to a large domain of cognitive life that intelligence tests fail to assess.
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