lecture 15 - 1. intelligence a. it is functional i. solves...

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1. intelligence a. it is functional i. solves problems b. the application of cognitive skills and knowledge to learn, solve problems, and obtain odds and ends that are valued by an individual or culture-Gardner c. staying in school elevates IQ d. breast fed babies = higher IQ 2. three approaches to intelligence a. psychometric i. factor analytical approach ii. starts by measuring lots of stuff iii. see what correlates 1. is intelligence one thing or many things? a. It is one general thing and many specific things i. EX: math, spatial, verbal, etc iv. Spearman 1. Believed that intelligence was primarily one thing v. Thurstone 1. Believed that it was primarily multiple things a. Word fluency b. Verbal comprehension c. Spatial ability d. Perceptual speed e. Numerical ability f. Inductive reasoning
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g. Memory vi. Evidence for “g” 1. People who tend to perform well on one measure of intelligence also performs well on others vii. Evidence for “s” 1. Savant syndrome a. Condition in which a person otherwise limited in mental
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Jackson during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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