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Temas em Psicologia

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SILVA, José Aparecido Da; RIBEIRO-FILHO, Nilton P.  and  SANTOS, Rosemary Conceição dos. Human intelligence and its implications. Temas psicol. [online]. 2012, vol.20, n.1, pp. 155-188. ISSN 1413-389X.

What is the relation between the individual or national cognitive competence with different indicators of quality of life for an individual or for a nation? We reviewed several studies which provide that individual, our national, intelligence, has had, actually, um very important role in the modern society. Our analysis indicated that the IQ(s), individual or national, are associated with a large range of social, economic, educational, political, demographic, epidemiological, technological, and health indicators, both for individuals and for nations. In other words, IQ(s) are positively correlated with a wide range and important indicators of our quality of life.

Keywords : Intelligence; Education; Cognitive skills; Economic growth; Social inequality.

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