Chapter 5 - Psyc2344 Fluid and Crystallized Intelligence So...

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Psyc2344 September 26, 2007 “Fluid” and “Crystallized” Intelligence So would you rather work fast or work slow and are you able to learn and develop new ideas? Those are two questions that manipulate the difference between “fluid” and “crystallized” intelligence. According to the text, fluid intelligence is the ability to form concepts, reason abstractly, and apply material to new situations, while crystallized intelligence refers to an individual’s accumulated knowledge and experience in a particular culture. Fluid intelligence is like someone who is new to a situation and is ready to learn new things about a culture or job, whereas crystallized intelligence is someone who already knows the ropes and is experienced. Fluid intelligence is developed at a younger age. Most youths are considered to have a fluid intelligence because they are growing up and learning from the start. At a younger age, people have a better capability to develop their mind. It is said that people at an older
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2008 for the course PSYC 2344 taught by Professor Susannash during the Fall '08 term at University of Houston.

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Chapter 5 - Psyc2344 Fluid and Crystallized Intelligence So...

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