PSYCH 11 - OUTLINE Modules 26, 27, 28 INTELLIGENCE 1. What...

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OUTLINE – Modules 26, 27, 28 INTELLIGENCE 1. What is intelligence? ± One characteristic ± Several characteristic 2. Can intelligence be measured? How? 3. How do we construct an intelligence test? ± Standardization ± Reliability ± Validity 4. What are the extremes of intelligence ± Mental retardation ± Gifted/genius 5. Is intelligence genetic or environmentally driven? 6. Are there group differences in intelligence/bias? ± Race
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WHAT IS INTELLIGENCE? Formal Definition: Practical Definition Is Intelligence a single characteristic or several components? Single characteristic view: G Factor (general factor): ± A primary intelligence factor that underlies all specific mental abilities Points:
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Is Intelligence a single characteristic or several components? Several componentss: 1. Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligence ± People do not have one general intelligence, but rather multiple intelligences Points: Types of intelligence (what career?) Linguistic Spatial Logic/Math Interpersonal M u s i c a l I n t r a p e r s o n a l B o d i l y N a t u r a l i s t
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Cave during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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PSYCH 11 - OUTLINE Modules 26, 27, 28 INTELLIGENCE 1. What...

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