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DevPsy.org What is Intelligence? Twenty-five established researchers of intelligence published the following full-page ‘declaration’ in the Wall Street Journal (Dec. 13, 1994): Intelligence is a very general mental capacity that, among other things, involves the ability to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend complex ideas, learn quickly and learn from experience. It is not merely book learning, a narrow academic skill, or test-taking smarts. Rather it reflects a broader and deeper capacity for comprehending our surroundings – ‘catching on’, ‘making sense’ of things, or ‘figuring out’ what to do.” History of Intelligence 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 Intelligence first measured by pressure-causing-pain device (Cattell, 1890) History of Intelligence 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940
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