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Psychology 1000

Psychology Lecture 26, read pages 360-380 Problem solving, psychometric approach, bias  How do we solve problems?  What is intelligence?  How do you measure intelligence?  Correct solutions to insight problems involve o Selective encoding o Selective combination o Selective comparison  What is intelligence? o A host of abilities  Memory, creativity etc… o What a test measures o But tests can be misleading o Several studies indicate that unschooled people in remote villages cannot solve syllogisms o Suggests that preliterate people do not, or cannot use logical analysis o Scribner (1977)  All Kpelle men are rice farmers. Mr. Smith is not a rice farmer. Is he a Kpelle man?  Psychometric Approach to Intelligence o Finding out how to measure it o Galton (1869)  Relatives of intelligent people, is it inheritable  Starts research program to identify those with low ability  Measures simple motor and sensory abilities  Believes that intelligence was unitary (mental quickness) o Binet  Request from French government to research, public school mandatory  Belief that intelligence was “a collection of higher order abilities”  No correlation  Ability results from learning  Sharp contrast to Galton o Binet and Simon develop test in early 1900’s tapping a number of abilities (memory, math, etc…)
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