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IQ and Psychometric Tests, 2nd Edition by Philip Carter

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In psychology a speed test is a general term for any test that measures ability by determining the number of problems that can be dealt with successfully within a fixed time period. According to this definition, the majority of intelligence tests (IQ tests) are speed tests; indeed, one definition of intelligence is the ability to think quickly.

The ability to think quickly and under pressure, agility of mind or mental agility, is a valuable asset to have at one’s disposal in many situations. The opposite to a speed test is a power test, which is defined as any test that measures ability by determining the degree ...

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