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Unit 2


Intelligence Ability to acquire knowledge, reason, & learn from experience
General intelligence things that could be answered in a trivia game
“S Factor specific intelligence
Psychometric Approach Measuring intelligence through standardized aptitude tests
Alfred Binet Created a test to determine “mental age”.
Mental Age Level of intellect in relation to others—your peers
IQ Mental Age ÷ Chronological Age = IQAverage IQ = 100Bell Curve = 2/3 score b/t 85-115
Lewis Terman Revised test in 1916 for American kidsPurpose was to identify learning disabilities
Cultural Bias Tests emphasize the lifestyles and knowledge of certain groups of people
Stereotype Threat Fear that if he doesn’t do well, will confirm stereotypes of your group
Cognitive Approach Measures intelligence by looking at problem-solving strategies
Sternberg’s Triarchic Theory 3 Aspects of Intelligence:
Componential Intelligence Information processing—recognize problems, select strategies, etc
Metacognition awareness of your own thinking process— “thinking about thinking
Experiential Intelligence Transferring skills to new situations
Contextual Intelligence Practical application of knowledge
Tacit Knowledge On-the-Job Training”Training gained by observation & experimentation
Emotional Intelligence Ability to understand, identify, & express emotions in self & others
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