Jalandhar December 9 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- Under the able guidance of Principal Prof. Dr. (Mrs.) Ajay Sareen, The Freudian Psychological Society of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar organised a workshop on Understanding IQ: An Essential Component for Psychology Students. The Resource Persons Mr. Atul Madaan and Ms. Sheenu were welcomed by Dr. Ashmeen Kaur, Head of the PG Department of Psychology with a planter and painting by the students of HMV, as a token of appreciation.
Mr. Madaan talked about the Historical origin and significance of IQ and it’s evaluation, the concept of Mental age, the formula of calculation and the Pioneers of the field such Binet, Simon, Weschler and Tolman. He further discussed the widely used tests and test batteries used in the assessment of IQ worldwide, the prevalent domains and categorisation of IQ. Ms. Madaan also discussed the types and factors affecting intelligence with respect to the nature V/s nurture debate and the theory of Raymond B. Cattell.
On this occasion Principal Dr. Ajay Sareen discussed the importance of development of IQ and how it influences all other aspects of our personalities and contributes to our emotional and social development as well. Mr. Madaan and Ms. Sheenu also discussed the Flynn effect, it’s relevance and the contributions of the theorist James R. Flynn. They also shared various tools of assessment that is required for the testing and assessment of IQ.
Mr. Madaan also discussed how to include such tests and tools during counselling sessions. This event was anchored by Ms. Damanpreet of B.A. Sem 5. Faculty members Ms. Harpreet, Ms. Niharika, Ms. Shruti and Ms. Vanshika were present. Ms. Niharika gave the vote of thanks.