Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Is There Any Correlation between Intelligence and Depression?

Psychology is always one of my favorite subjects. While doing my masters degree in Psychology, I typically take interests in the areas like memory, intelligence and maladaptive behavior. Since then, one question knocked my head down: is there any correlation between depression and intelligence? Well, while many studies have found that there is no significant correlation between intelligence and depression, some studies claim just the opposite. In fact, many of them assert that intelligent people are characteristically depressed. They say that intelligent people tend to be unhappy. I believe it is somewhat true as we see many people with high IQ suffer from a certain degree of depression. But why there is a correlation? Here I would like to quote something from a website called an answer, which I found really interesting. Here it is:

"But what is the ultimate twist on the intellect and depression? Something very surprising. In my research, I have found an extremely high association between intelligence and the likelihood of becoming severely depressed. In fact, a high IQ is a good predictor of depression. Why? Simply because those with higher intelligence are amazingly “creative” with their inner dialogues.

Some of the characteristics of high intelligence are an above-average imagination, superior verbal ability, and advanced analytical skills. This is the perfect recipe for cooking-up very elaborate, and very negative, inner dialogues. And that’s exactly what happens. This helps explain the well-known phenomenon of “tormented geniuses”. Simply, their submission response is often out-of-control. And, despite their genius, they don’t know how to stop it".

Well, now there is a no time for depression. Let us discover the answers of the previous post. Here we go.

1. d) 115 cm; 2. b) 13; 3. c) Wednesday; 4. d) ; 5. b) .02; 6. c) rage; 7. d) ; 8. d) familiarity; 9. c) ; 10. b) 135.

So, are you ready to face today's set? Yes, right? So, here we go.

Today's (1st October, 2008) Questions

1. If N is an integer multiple of 5, which of the following integers must also be integer multiples of 5:

I. N + 15 II. 7N III. N/5

a) I only
b) II only
c) I and II only
d) I, II, III

2. Mark the item that does not belong to the group

a) yellow
b) brown
c) violet
d) indigo

3. Spot the odd figure

a) 2
b) 5
c) 4
d) 9

4. Find the missing link in the series

2, 7, 17, 22, 32, ( ), 47

a) 36
b) 40
c) 45
d) 37

5. The symbol for

a) the FBI
b) AIR
c) Olympics
d) The CBI

6. In the examination, 30% of the students fail in Maths, 25% fail in English, and 15% in both. What is the pass percentage?

a) 45%
b) 55%
c) 40%
d) 60%

7. Pointing to a women in a group photograph Rita said “Her sister’s father is the only son of my grandfather.” How is Rita related to women in the photograph?

a) mother
b) aunt
c) sister
d) daughter

8. When a star figure is reflected through a mirror fixed vertically on top the reflected image will look like

9. A child was born on August 8, 1978. It was Tuesday. What will be his birthday in the year 1986?

a) Monday
b) Thursday
c) Saturday
d) None of these

10. A boy goes to his school walking at the rate of 4kmph. He comes back on a bicycle at the rate of 12kmph. His average speed for the entire journey in kmph is:

a) 8
b) 7
c) 6
d) 4

Do you like them? Can't hear you! :o( Hey, why don't you write them out here in the comment box? I would love to read them. The next show time will be on 4th October, 2008. Till then, Good Bye.