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intelligence quotient (IQ)

 IQis calculated by dividing mental age by chronological age (andmultiplying by 100 to give a whole number), in order to compare the mental ageof a child compared with their chronological age. It is now directly calculated as an IQ testscore.

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Psychology term of the day

September 29th 2021

stimulant

a drug which increases activation of the central nervoussystem and the autonomic nervous system;decreasing fatigue, increasing physical activity andalertness, diminish hunger, and result in a temporaryelevation of mood.