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A Standardization of the Colored Progressive Matrices in Tripoli, Libya

Salaheldin Farah Attallah Bakhiet and Richard Lynn

Abstract

Results are reported for a standardization of the Colored Progressive Matrices on a sample of 2481 children aged 8.5 to 12.5 years in Tripoli. The sample obtained a British IQ of 82.5. The result is placed in the context of other studies using cognitive tests in Libya. The average of those studies that used population-representative samples is 77. The results are discussed in the context of social and political conditions in Libya.

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