9-part1-intelligence - What is intelligence? Intelligence...

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Sheet1 Page 1 What is intelligence? Intelligence is hard to define. And different definitions of intelligence have been proposed. Such as. The mental abilities that enable one to adapt to, shape, or select one's environment. The ability to judge, comprehend, and to reason. The ability to understand and deal with people, objects, and symbols. The ability to act purposefully, think rationally, and deal effectively with the environment. However, there is a problem with these definitions. Some of these terms, comprehend, reason, think rationally, and so on, are as hard to define as intelligence. Intelligence tests were designed as an attempt to scale how intelligent a human being was. Intelligence quotient tests, attempt to predict performance in school and similar settings. The first IQ test was developed by, Binet, and, Simon. Most of the IQ tests currently in use were developed before recent discoveries, concerning memory and cognition. Psychologists continue to disagree about what intelligence really is, and many
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course PSY 200 taught by Professor Craig during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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