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PSYC 1010
Vivienne Monty

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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~
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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
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.
Self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, people skills, motivation-persistence
Predicts work performance better than IQ
Being adaptable, flexible in handling change, self-controlled
People skills or social skills
Leadership skills
Definitions of Intelligence
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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
Psychology definition:
Your brainpower! (Like the motor that leads
the performance in different fields/subjects)
Like a computer processor
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
i.e. athletic ability: if you are athletic, you
are most likely to be good at a number of
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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