PSYCH 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Savant Syndrome, Theory Of Multiple Intelligences, Intelligence Quotient

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Psychology Lecture 21
Intelligence
important human characteristic
no guarantee for success, accomplishment, or happiness
Behaviors
Problem Solving
analytical
logical
able to solve problem
Verbal
articulate
well read
good at crosswords
Social Competence
outgoing
friendly
socially awkward
Individuals ability to:
understand complex ideas
adapt to environment
learn from experience
engage in various forms of reasoning
overcome obstacles by careful thought
Practical Definition
what intelligence tests measure, usually school smarts
Single Characteristic View
G Factor
General Factor
primary intelligence factor that underlies all specific mental abilities
people who score high on one sub test of intelligence typically score high
on all subsets
Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligence
people don't have one general intelligence but rather multiple intelligences
each independent of others
need to assess all types of intelligence to geth the big picture
Ex. Savant Syndrome
Ex Olympic Athletes
Types of Intelligence
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Intelligence important human characteristic no guarantee for success, accomplishment, or happiness. Problem solving analytical logical able to solve problem. Individuals ability to: understand complex ideas adapt to environment learn from experience engage in various forms of reasoning overcome obstacles by careful thought. What intelligence tests measure, usually school smarts. General factor primary intelligence factor that underlies all specific mental abilities people who score high on one sub test of intelligence typically score high on all subsets. Gardner"s theory of multiple intelligence people don"t have one general intelligence but rather multiple intelligences each independent of others need to assess all types of intelligence to geth the big picture. Analytical intelligence think critically and analytically good students, professor, scientist. Creative intelligence insight ability to form new ideas inventors musicians. Practical intelligence street smarts solving everyday life problems business owner, con artists. Cluster of traits relating to emotional side of life know emotions and manage them recognize other"s emotions handle relationships well.

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