DevPsy.orgWhat is Intelligence?Twenty-five established researchers of intelligence publishedthe following full-page ‘declaration’ in the Wall StreetJournal (Dec. 13, 1994):Intelligence is a very general mental capacity that,among other things, involves the ability to reason,plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehendcomplex ideas, learn quickly and learn fromexperience. It is not merely book learning, a narrowacademic skill, or test-taking smarts. Rather it reflectsa broader and deeper capacity for comprehending oursurroundings – ‘catching on’, ‘making sense’ ofthings, or ‘figuring out’ what to do.”History of Intelligence1890190019101920193019401950196019701980Intelligence first measuredby pressure-causing-paindevice (Cattell, 1890)History of Intelligence189019001910192019301940
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