"The capacity to understand the world, think rationally, and use resources effectively
when faced with challenges"
Types of Intelligence
g or g-factor (unitary entity)
"The single, general factor for mental ability assumed to underlie intelligence in some early
theories of intelligence"
g "general factor"
Gf: Fluid Intelligence
Gc: Crystalized Intelligence
s "specific abilities"
Information-processing capabilities + reasoning
"knowledge people gain through their lifetimes"
Theory of multiple Intelligences
Eight multiple Intelligences
Word Smart: Vocabulary
Body Smart: Athletics/Dance
Music Smart: Performance
People Smart: Interpersonal (getting along with others)
Number Smart: Math/logic
Picture Smart: Visuospatial, map reading
Self Smart: Intrapersonal
Nature Smart: understand universe/nature
"Intelligence related to overall success in living"
Correlated with career success instead of academic intelligence
"abstract but traditional types of problems: IQ test"
"generation of novel ideas and products"
"The set of skills that underlie the accurate assessment of emotions"
Empathy, self-awareness, social skills Information Processing Approach
"Characterizing a person's intelligence according to speed, memory, and reaction time"
Oscillation rate: speed, memory, and reaction time
Executive Attention Network
"Slows down to pay attention to details"
Example: brain Games
Parietal Lobe: distraction
Cerebral Cortex: Concentration
The Biological Basis of Intellige