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Published on 16 Oct 2011
School
York University
Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 1010
Agenda
1. Definitions of Intelligence
a) Issues
b) Common definition
c) General factor theory
d) Theories of multiple intelligences
2. Assessment of Intelligence
a) Historical background b) Modern tests
3. Genetic & Environmental Determinants
a) Genetics: Twin studies /reaction range
b) Racial differences
c) Schooling, intelligence and income
Short answer questions
are always from material
covered in class!~
Answer the multiple
choice questions at the
end of the book~
Introduction
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Bring to mind 2 friends - which friend is smarter than the other? How do you know
that? What is YOUR own definition of intelligence?
Definitions of Intelligence
Issues:
a)
What do we mean by 'intelligence'?
Most people think of verbal, practical, and social aspects of intelligence
(p. 381).
What do IQ tests tell us?
How do we go about evaluating intelligence?
They predict performance in school.
Is intelligence culturally-defined, or is it culture-free?
As of yet we have not made a measurement of intelligence that is culture-free. (i.e. an
IQ test for a fisherman?)
IQ tests are tests of cognitive aptitude.
Introduction of "Emotional Intelligence" or EI.
Important component of success in life.
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Self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, people skills, motivation-persistence
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Predicts work performance better than IQ
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Being adaptable, flexible in handling change, self-controlled
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People skills or social skills
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Leadership skills
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Broad definition:
As opposed to improvement, people may be
stubborn and continue to repeat the same
mistakes. Also relates to their psychological
maturity.
Psychology definition:
Your brainpower! (Like the motor that leads
the performance in different fields/subjects)
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Like a computer processor
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Spearman began this and called it the 'g'
factor. Inferred it after looking at peoples'
results on their IQ test.
If you are good in one area, you'll be good in
another.
i.e. athletic ability: if you are athletic, you
are most likely to be good at a number of
sports.
The blue square is central -> core is the
general mental ability
There are other skills that are very
important! 3 types match the layperson's
definition of intelligence.
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D) theories of multiple intelligences: assessment of intelligence. A) historical background b) modern tests: genetic & environmental determinants. Short answer questions are always from material covered in class!~ Answer the multiple choice questions at the end of the book~ What is your own definition of intelligence? a) Most people think of verbal, practical, and social aspects of intelligence (p. 381). As of yet we have not made a measurement of intelligence that is culture-free. (i. e. an. As opposed to improvement, people may be stubborn and continue to repeat the same mistakes. Your brainpower! (like the motor that leads the performance in different fields/subjects) Spearman began this and called it the "g" factor. Inferred it after looking at peoples" results on their iq test. If you are good in one area, you"ll be good in another. i. e. athletic ability: if you are athletic, you are most likely to be good at a number of sports.

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