Beyond the Threshold Hypothesis

  title={Beyond the Threshold Hypothesis},
  author={Kimberley Robertson and Stijn Smeets and David Lubinski and Camilla Persson Benbow},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={346 - 351}
The assertion that ability differences no longer matter beyond a certain threshold is inaccurate. Among young adolescents in the top 1% of quantitative reasoning ability, individual differences in general cognitive ability level and in specific cognitive ability pattern (that is, the relationships among an individual’s math, verbal, and spatial abilities) lead to differences in educational, occupational, and creative outcomes decades later. Whereas ability level predicts the level of… Expand

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