Colin Cooper (psychologist)

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Colin Cooper is a British psychologist and was a senior lecturer in the School of Psychology at Queen's University Belfast [1] until 2012, when he took early retirement and moved to Picton, Ontario, Canada. Cooper also devised the multiple-choice IQ tests for the BBC television programme Test the Nation.[1][2] Among the questions, Cooper said that he had managed to "sneak in a few things that interested me", including questions "exploring the link between intelligence and genetics, height and the number of accidents they have had."[3]



  • Intelligence and Abilities (1999)
  • Individual Differences (2002)
  • Test the Nation: The IQ Book (2003)
  • Individual Differences & Personality (2010)
  • Intelligence and Human Abilities (2015)



  1. ^ a b "Staff Profile - Dr Colin Cooper". Queen's University Belfast. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Belfast doctor tests the nation's IQ". BBC News online. 10 May 2002. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Swain, Harriet (10 May 2002). "Q: when can a game show be an academic study?". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 17 July 2010.