Theories of Intelligence

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Theories of Intelligence Factor Theories o Spearman: g (general intelligence) factor s (specific intelligence) factor o Good at math – bad at linguistics o Good linguistics – poor in math Cattell – two “g” factors in intelligence o Fluid Intelligence: the capacity for acquiring new knowledge and solving new problems that is at least partially determined by biological and genetic factors. o Crystallized Intelligence: knowledge and learning that we have gained over the course of our lives through an interaction between fluid intelligence and environment experience. Contemporary Cognitive Theories of Intelligence o Sternberg: Adaptive Aspect: problem solving in specific situations (analytic intelligence) or practical intelligence. Experimental Aspect: application of experience to the world (solve new problems; solve old ones automatically). Internal Aspect: analytic & abstract thinking (memory, creativeness, etc.) o Gardner’s Eight Frames: Logical-mathematical (scientist)
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