1** Important Notice Concerning Lecture Material **•This file includes most, but not all, overhead material presented in lecture (e.g., some material may be altered or added in last minute changes)added in last-minute changes).•The best use of this file is to print it out and take notes on them during lectures.ÆWARNING: Perfect knowledge of this material will not guarantee an A in the course. That is, important details will be presented in lecture but are not presented in this pdffile.Thus, it is very important that you attend lecture and discussion sections.What is Intelligence?•Ability to acquire knowledge/solve problems•Flexible thinking, abstract reasoning•Genetics basis?•Whatever an “IQ” test measures?¾Francis Galton (1822-1911)−Intelligence is inherited−Single factor view: neural efficiency (as measured by reaction time), fixed¾Alfred Binet (1857-1911)Francis Galton (1822-1911)Alfred Binet (1857 1911)−developed first intelligence test−“mental age” depends on a collection of mental skills: memory, vocabulary, math−Notbased on single, fixed (genetic) entityAlfred Binet (1857-1911)8. Intelligence & ReasoningPsy 1, Spring 2008
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