M24Intelligence

M24Intelligence - MODULE 24: INTELLIGENCE INTELLIGENCE I....

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MODULE 24: INTELLIGENCE INTELLIGENCE I. The ability to learn from experience, solve problems, and use our knowledge to adapt to new situations. II. In research studies, intelligence is whatever the intelligence test measures. This tends to be “school smarts.” III. CONTROVERSIES ABOUT INTELLIGENCE a. Despite general agreement among psychologists about the nature of intelligence, two controversies remain: b. Is intelligence a single overall ability or is it several specific abilities? c. With modern neuroscience techniques, can we locate and measure intelligence within the brain? GENERAL INTELLIGENCE I. Spearman proposed that general intelligence (g) is linked to many clusters that can be analyzed by factor analysis. II. Gardner proposes eight types of intelligences and speculates about a ninth one existential intelligence. Existential intelligence is the ability to think about the question of life, death and existence. MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES I. Spearman’s approach—General intelligence (g) underlies specific factors II. Gardner’s Frames of mind theory hypothesizes several types of intelligences
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Burnstein during the Spring '10 term at UCSB.

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