GenPsych.Lecture16.Sakai.Chavez.Fall2011.10.31.2011

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Smarts Lecture 16 Instructor: George Chavez
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What is Intelligence? What about a psychologist’s view of intelligence? Which psychologist? We all have different views General mental ability? Ability to reason? Using new information in novel ways? Some Guesses The way one carries their intelligence Books vs/or Street Smarts Wide breadth of knowledge Nice/Friendly/Willing to help Curious Ability to Understand Critical Thinking Artists Not related to drug use
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What is Intelligence? Mathematical ability Verbal ability Physical strength Creativity Competence with computers Sociability Logical reasoning Intuition Psychologists generally agree that it is a _______ ability Are some of these repetitive? Many psychologists aim to find the ________ ________ of common types of intelligences
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One Intelligence: “g” Meet ______ _________ “There appears to be a common factor underlying all tests of mental ability… I refer to this ability as __ .” General ability All the tests seem to be correlated! A high score on one, gives you a high score on another!
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One Intelligence: “g” g receives quite a bit of notoriety in the psych world The reaction from many a psychology researcher is… “That’s far too simple!!!” Spearman’s ________ theory of intelligence is really just saying that, “It all boils down to one, measurable, factor that accounts for mental ability in many different areas .” Other psychologists (e.g. Gardner, Sternberg, etc.) thought… “No no no. There have to more and different kinds of intelligence.”
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