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10-26-10 - III Definition of intelligence A One general...

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10-26-10 III. Definition of intelligence? A. One general ability (g) or many specific kinds of intelligence (s)? B. How much one has learned relative to one’s agemates or capacity to learn new things? (not same) C. Basic innate ability to learn or ability influenced by genes and experiences? A. Research findings on g or s 1. There are different kinds of intellectual abilities, but rarely find people brilliant on some intellectual tasks, and awful on others. 2. 3 abilities that most influence one’s perception of someone’s intelligence. 2.i.a. General problem solving (see all sides of issue, logical reasoning, evaluate alternative solutions) 2.i.b. Verbal skills (well-read, articulate) 2.i.c. Social intelligence (ability to be sensitive to others; ability to work with others) “street smarts” 3. Are these abilities intellectual ? Play violin? Compose music? Shoot free throws? Find the open person for a pass? Mathematical ability?
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