psych 111 march - Psych111 18:06 Intelligence

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Psych 111 18:06 Intelligence Is there such a thing as intelligence? People think its just a technical notion Intelligence tests: used to govern admission to the army Different kinds of intelligence testing o Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale o Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children o IQ = (mental age)/(chronological age) x 100 What makes people gifted? o We don’t know. o Possibilities: run different mental processes than others Boring’s Dictum – “What the test tests” o Intelligence tests predict good grades and job performances Theories of what intelligence is Factors in success o Biological endowment Blood that flows to brain Able to alter Study when you are awake Circadian rhythms Good diet – fatty acids  o Experience o Self-management Can you focus? Can you set other things aside? Can you make a choice? o Relationship management How do you convince people that their interest and your interest line  up? Convince somebody that their interest lines up with yours Troubleshooting
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Psych 111 18:06 Sexual norms
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Psych 111 18:06 Incest taboo Mutations show up in interbreeding sometimes You can sleep with some distant cousins, but not close cousins More talked about than observed We are not sexually attracted to people we have grown up close with Over the lifespan Puberty Able for reproduction at a fairly early age
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psych 111 march - Psych111 18:06 Intelligence

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