An intelligence test in which performance is not based on experience with or knowledge of a specific culture.
The Culture Fair Intelligence Test (CFIT) was constructed by Raymond B. Cattell, PhD, DSc in an attempt to produce a measure of cognitive abilities that accurately estimated intelligence devoid of sociocultural and environmental influences. Scholars have subsequently concluded that the attempt to construct measures of cognitive abilities devoid of the influences of experiential and cultural conditioning is a challenging one. Cattell proposed that general intelligence comprises both Fluid Intelligence and Crystallized Intelligence.
Unlike the most widely used individual tests of cognitive abilities, such as the current editions of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale and the Stanford–Binet Intelligence Scale, which report cognitive ability scores as "deviation IQs" with 15 IQ points corresponding to one standard deviation above or below the mean, Cattell built into the CFIT a standard deviation of 24 IQ points. This means that scores on the Cattell Culture Fair test are not directly comparable with scores on other intelligence tests, unless a transformation is applied.
A non-verbal paper test designed as a culturally unbiased test to measure one’s intelligence.
This nonverbal intelligence test is culture fair because it avoids cultural and language biases and focuses on logical reasoning only. The test is based on the highly scientifically validated progressive matrices test of Dr. John Raven.
A culture-fair test is test designed to be free of cultural bias, as far as possible, so that no one culture has an advantage over another. The test is designed to not be influenced by verbal ability, cultural climate, or educational level.
This IQ test uses one type of question with which your intelligence is assessed. Each question consists of a 3 by 3 matrix, with a question mark in one of the cells. Your job is to to identify the missing element that completes a pattern of shapes by picking the correct element out of 6 options.
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This IQ test is designed to test non-verbal intelligence while minimizing cultural or educational biases. It's a culture fair IQ test that will measure your intellectual ability, entertain you infinitely, and tie your brain in a thousand knots! It is based on image patterns, thus avoiding the cultural biases inherent in other intelligence tests. The questions are ordered in terms of difficulty.