Utility of predicting group membership and the role of spatial visualization in becoming an engineer, physical scientist, or artist.

@article{Humphreys1993UtilityOP,
  title={Utility of predicting group membership and the role of spatial visualization in becoming an engineer, physical scientist, or artist.},
  author={Lloyd G. Humphreys and David Lubinski and Grace Lu Yao},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  year={1993},
  volume={78 2},
  pages={250-61}
}
This article has two themes: First, we explicate how the prediction of group membership can augment test validation designs restricted to prediction of individual differences in criterion performance. Second, we illustrate the utility of this methodology by documenting the importance of spatial visualization for becoming an engineer, physical scientist, or artist. This involved various longitudinal analyses on a sample of 400,000 high school students tracked after 11 years following their high… CONTINUE READING