Research uncovers flawed IQ scoring system

It's a pity that IQ scores have picked up the cachet that they have. It makes some people feel negative about themselves when they shouldn't, and it definately makes some people feel vastly more impressed with themselves than they should.

“Looking at the normal distribution of scores, you’d expect that only about five per cent of the population should get an IQ score of 75 or less,” says Dr. Harrison. “However, while this was true when we scored their tests using the American norms, our findings showed that 21 per cent of college and university students in our sample had an IQ score this low when Canadian norms were used for scoring.”