CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2007 |
A defendant may be spared the death penalty because he is mentally deficient in one area, even if his IQ score falls in the normal range, the California Supreme Court decided Thursday. The state high court's unanimous ruling rejected an appeals court decision that "full scale" IQ scores -- composites of tests of various mental faculties -- are the best measure of intelligence.
March 15, 2004 |
Do you realize how your feelings affect your judgment? Can you openly acknowledge your weaknesses? Do you have "presence"? More to the point: Would your co-workers and boss agree with your answers? It's worth thinking about. Because in the last 10 years, these kinds of inquiries have made their way into employee development programs, management coaching seminars and selection criteria for upper-management positions.
July 3, 2003 |
The longest study of children born after in vitro fertilization and similar treatments is reassuring on intelligence scores and psychological health, but raises concerns that the rate of birth defects may be higher than normal, researchers said Wednesday. The study, funded by the European Union, involved more than 1,500 children from Britain, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark and Greece tracked up to age 5.
April 15, 2002 |
Children who are outgoing and adventurous as toddlers have substantially higher IQs by the time they are preteens, according to new research by scientists studying how personality shapes intelligence. Seeking links between childhood behavior and mental ability, scientists at USC and UC Riverside compared how eagerly youngsters sought out new experiences at age 3 and how well they performed on various tests of mental ability eight years later at age 11.
December 19, 1999
Q: To what extent can intelligence or personality tests be administered to job applicants, especially those for key corporate positions, as part of the screening process? Generally, a manager or executive's personality or cognitive abilities will be a very important indicator of success in a position, in addition to experience and training. --G.A.
September 9, 1999 |
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by a man who was deemed too smart to be a New London, Conn., police officer. U.S. District Judge Peter C. Dorsey said the Police Department's rejection of Robert Jordan because he scored too high on an intelligence test did not violate his rights. The city's rationale for the long-standing practice is that candidates who score too high could soon get bored and quit after undergoing costly academy training.