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Jodi Arias vs. Einstein: How does her IQ stack up?

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Jodi Arias vs. Einstein: How does her IQ stack up?

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Prosecutor Juan Martinez says alleged murderer Jodi Arias thinks she's as smart as the father of modern physics: Albert Einstein. He said Arias expressed that belief in a conversation with a defense witness, psychologist Alyce LaViolette.

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But in reality, how smart is the woman accused of killing her ex-boyfriend?
Psychologist Janeen DeMarte testified that, during her psychological evaluation of Arias, she gave her an IQ test as a diagnostic tool.
DeMarte said Arias took the Wechler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) IQ test, and her overall IQ score was 119. Arias had a perfect score on the verbal comprehension portion of the test.
Arias’ WAIS score places her in the “high average” intelligence category, according to a chart on the website

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Based on those results, her intellect may, in fact, fall short of the man who conceptualized the theory of relativity.

It is widely believed that Einstein never took an IQ test, but an Emory University researcher hypothesizes Einstein had an IQ far above average, and would score a 160 on a comparable IQ test.
Arias’ IQ score won’t even qualify her for MENSA, an international non-profit organization for individuals with high IQ scores. MENSA’s website says the club requires a WAIS score of 130 or higher for membership.

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