8.1 What is intelligence?
Psychometricians (Ph. D) are psychologists who specialize in measuring psychological characteristics
such as intelligence and personality. They look for patterns in performance across many tests t
Origins of Memory
The roots of memory are laid down in the first few months after birth. Young babies remember events for days or even
weeks at a time.
Study Conducted (Robee-Collier): Collier tied a ribbon from 2-3 months old infants
Early Development Is Related to Later Development, But Not Perfectly
Continuous process according to this view, once a child begins down a particular development path, the child stays on that path
E.g., if Adrian is friendly a
Mrs. Daniel is a second grade teacher who wants to incorporate Gardners theory of intelligences in her classroom, which
of the following she is most likely to do?
Give all students a traditional intelligence test
Strongly emphasize reading and
Developmental Psychology Review:
Language: a system that relates sounds (or gestures) to meaning.
Language vs. Simple Communication:
Language has arbitrary units and is therefore symbolic
Language is structured and meaningful