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Intelligence Measurement and School Performance in Latin America

A Report of the Study of Latin American Intelligence Project

  • Carmen Flores-Mendoza
  • Rubén Ardila
  • Ricardo Rosas
  • María Emilia Lucio
  • Miguel Gallegos
  • Norma Reátegui Colareta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Carmen Flores-Mendoza, Rubén Ardila, Ricardo Rosas, María Emilia Lucio, Miguel Gallegos, Norma Reátegui Colareta
    Pages 1-11
  3. Carmen Flores-Mendoza, Rubén Ardila, Ricardo Rosas, María Emilia Lucio, Miguel Gallegos, Norma Reátegui Colareta
    Pages 13-23
  4. Carmen Flores-Mendoza, Rubén Ardila, Ricardo Rosas, María Emilia Lucio, Miguel Gallegos, Norma Reátegui Colareta
    Pages 25-41
  5. Carmen Flores-Mendoza, Rubén Ardila, Ricardo Rosas, María Emilia Lucio, Miguel Gallegos, Norma Reátegui Colareta
    Pages 43-61
  6. Carmen Flores-Mendoza, Rubén Ardila, Ricardo Rosas, María Emilia Lucio, Miguel Gallegos, Norma Reátegui Colareta
    Pages 63-78
  7. Carmen Flores-Mendoza, Rubén Ardila, Ricardo Rosas, María Emilia Lucio, Miguel Gallegos, Norma Reátegui Colareta
    Pages 79-112
  8. Carmen Flores-Mendoza, Rubén Ardila, Ricardo Rosas, María Emilia Lucio, Miguel Gallegos, Norma Reátegui Colareta
    Pages 113-118
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 119-124

About this book

Introduction

This book presents the results of the most complete and updated assessment of cognitive resources of students in Latin America: the Study of Latin American Intelligence (SLATINT). During four years, top researchers of the region used a standardized set of cognitive measures to assess 4,000 students aged between 14 and 15 years from six countries: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru. The data collected and now analyzed in this volume is a first step to understand the human cognitive capital of the region, a crucial resource for any country today. Intelligence research has shown that the cognitive skills of a population are strongly associated with the school performance of its students and the development of a nation. This makes Intelligence Measurement and School Performance in Latin America a valuable tool both for Latin American researchers and authorities engaged in the improvement of each country’s human resources and for psychologists, educators and other social scientists dedicated to the study of the impact of intelligence in the development of nations.       

Keywords

Intelligence in Latin America School performance in Latin America Intelligence and education in Latin America Intelligence in developing countries IQ in Brazil IQ in Argentina IQ in Mexico IQ in Chile IQ in Colombia IQ in Peru Cognitive capital Human capital and intelligence Intelligence and inequality Cognitive sex differences G factor General intelligence Intelligence and personality Intelligence measurement Creativity and intelligence Information processing differences

Authors and affiliations

  • Carmen Flores-Mendoza
    • 1
  • Rubén Ardila
    • 2
  • Ricardo Rosas
    • 3
  • María Emilia Lucio
    • 4
  • Miguel Gallegos
    • 5
  • Norma Reátegui Colareta
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyFederal University of Minas Gerais, Psychology InstituteBelo HorizonteBrazil
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyNational University of ColombiaBogotaColombia
  3. 3.School of PsychologyPontifical Catholic University of ChileSantiagoChile
  4. 4.Mental Health and Diagnosis Program Faculty of PsychologyNational Autonomous University of MexicoMexico CityMexico
  5. 5.Faculty of PsychologyNational University of RosarioRosarioArgentina
  6. 6.Faculty of HumanitiesSan Ignacio de Loyola UniversityLimaPeru

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