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Child Development: An Active Learning Approach 3rd Edition

Child Development: An Active Learning Approach (3rd Edition)

Book Edition3rd Edition
Author(s)Levine, Munsch
ISBN9781506330693
PublisherSage
SubjectPsychology
Defining and Assessing Intelligence
ACTIVE LEARNING
JOURNEY OF RESEARCH
Variations in Intellectual Ability
ACTIVE LEARNING
CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING
Academic Achievement: Learning in the School Context
ACTIVE LEARNING
Group Differences in Academic Achievement
ACTIVE LEARNING

Chapter 8, Defining and Assessing Intelligence, ACTIVE LEARNING, Exercise 01

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Yes, intelligence is based on the things people are able to do because, Initially, Intelligence was measured in terms of how much knowledge people had or how many cognitive tasks they were able to perform. 

No, intelligence is not based on the things people are able to do because, recent research shows that more than the number of work people do, the manner in which they perform the task is important.

Yes, intelligence is the number of information people can remember. As good memory equals more intelligence.

No, intelligence is not the number of information people can remember as this only tells about the storage capacity and the processing of memory.

Yes, intelligence is the way people manage their life in the world. Recent researches have defined intelligence as the manner in which people process information and how effectively people navigate in their actual world.

No, intelligence is not the way people manage their life in the world.

Three abilities that may make a person intelligent are:

  1. Arithmetic/Logical reasoning/Calculations.
  2. Social Skills.
  3. Empathy/Emotional understanding.
  • In order to measure these abilities, a psychometric test using standardized procedure can be used.
  • For instance, In order to measure social skills, a questionnaire can be developed for caretakers to learn about the age at which the child shows social behavior such as smiling, first word etc.

When compared with others, there were similar concepts of intelligence such as arithmetic abilities, social skills, etc.

When compared with others, there were large differences in concepts of intelligence such as musical talents, artistic abilities as core components of intelligence.

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