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October 8, 2009 10. REASONING AND INTELLIGENCE DEFINING INTELLIGENCE What words do we use to define intelligence in our everyday life? What words do we use to represent people or actions that we don’t think are  intelligent? What jobs take the greatest intelligence? Intelligence comes from the Latin verb  intellegere , which means “to understand.” By this rationale, intelligence (as understanding) is arguably different from being  “smart” (able to adapt to one’s environment) Should being intelligent be different from being smart? Many   psychologists   accept   David   Wechsler’s   description - Global capacity of the individual to act purposefully, to think rationally, and to  deal effectively with the environment. Terms   like -   “Act   purposefully” -   “think   rationally” - “deal effectively” That he used to define intelligence
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2010 for the course EGR 012 taught by Professor Witfield during the Spring '10 term at Aarhus Universitet.

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