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Getting your GEEK ON with American Mensa


More than 70 IQ test sessions are scheduled for the month of October

Arlington, Texas--(Newsfile Corp. - October 4, 2017) - October marks the month that Mensa held its inaugural meeting in 1946. This October, the largest international chapter of Mensa is inviting people across the United States to take the only IQ test administered by its team of certified proctors. Find discounted test session locations nationwide at for the month of October.

There are a variety of intelligence tests that one may take to qualify for Mensa. The primary test is the official Mensa Admissions Test battery. It is the only IQ test that Mensa administers. It is not currently offered online and must be administered by a member of Mensa who is specifically trained to administer the test. The test is then scored and reviewed by the Mensa Testing Team under the direction of the Mensa Supervisory Psychologist, Dr. Frank Lawlis. There are upwards of 200 intelligence tests that may qualify a person for admission to Mensa. These IQ tests are administered by psychologists and a number of school districts across the United States.

IQ testing can provide insight on how one's brain processes information. A 2016 article in Scientific American discussed the results of a longitudinal study on "super-smart children" conducted over the last 45 years. Some of the results indicate that additional cognitive abilities and the importance of engaging intelligence can help to fully develop that intelligence. IQ is just one piece of a larger picture. How that intelligence is nurtured and motivated ultimately makes the difference for how that intelligence expresses itself.

American Mensa is the largest single organization specifically dedicated to engaging with and connecting those who have outstanding intelligence. It is also the only social organization that offers a test battery that measures IQ.

To qualify for membership into American Mensa one must achieve scores in the top 2 percent on an accepted, standardized intelligence test. Mensa has more than 56,000 members in the United States and more than 110,000 members globally. For more information about Mensa, please visit or call (800) 66-MENSA.

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