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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYA02H3
Professor
John Bassili
Semester
Winter

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Chapter 11 Intelligence January 21 What is Intelligence? Stephen Harper Bill Gates Albert Einstein All these people are successful in their respective fields, they are intelligent, but they have different mental abilities Is Intelligence a Single Thing? We often say that a person is intelligent or not. Athletic capability could be considered in this sense, if an athlete is good at one sport, are they necessarily good at another? For example, tennis and hockey uses hand eye coordination We cannot conclude that if an athlete is good at one sport, they are good at all sports; this applies similarly to intelligence and mental abilities Autistic Savant Syndrome Savant syndrome refers to cases where an individual with an IQ that is well below average has an exceptional, amazing talent in a particular area The exception talent is typically in one of these areas: Calendar calculation Amazing feats of memory Great musical ability despite the lack of formal training Mastery of several languages
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