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Click to edit Master subtitle style intelligence October 7th, 2010
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Today’s topics Introduction to Intelligence Assessing Intelligence Genetic and Environmental Influences on  Intelligence
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Click to edit Master subtitle style Module 33:   introduction to  intelligence
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Introduction to intelligence Is Intelligence One General Ability or Several  Specific Abilities? Intelligence and Creativity Emotional Intelligence
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What is intelligence? Mental quality consisting of the ability to learn  from experience, solve problems, and use  knowledge to adapt to new situations Socially constructed concept Differs culturally “School smarts”
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Is intelligence one general 
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General intelligence Underlies specific mental abilities and is  measured by every task on an intelligence  Proposed by Charles Spearman Represented by a single number Seen in novel problem solving, but not as  much in evolutionarily familiar situations
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Theories of multiple  Gardner’s eight intelligences Sternberg’s three intelligences
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Gardner’s eight intelligences Multiple abilities that  come in packages Savant syndrome A person who is otherwise  limited in mental ability  has an exceptional  specific skill Rain Man -Kim Peek Autism, males
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Sternberg’s three intelligences Agrees with Gardner  that there are multiple  intelligences What are they? Analytical-academic  problem solving, well- defined problems with a  single answer creative-reacting  adaptively to novel 
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Intelligence and creativity
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creativity The ability to produce novel and valuable  ideas Requires divergent thinking—a method that  postulates all possible solutions
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Five components of creativity Expertise well developed base  of knowledge Imaginative thinking  skills ability to see things in  a novel way A venturesome  personality
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Emotional intelligence
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Emotional intelligence The ability to perceive,  understand, manage 
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