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Chapter 8

PSYC 223 Chapter 8: Chapter 8 Summary

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Intelligence: Measuring Mental Performance
What Is Intelligence?
Psychometric Views of Intelligence
A Modern Information-Processing Viewpoint
Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences
How Is Intelligence Measured?
The Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale
The Wechsler Scales
Group Tests of Mental Performance
Newer Approaches to Intelligence Testing
Assessing Infant Intelligence
Stability of IQ in Childhood and Adolescence
What Do Intelligence Tests Predict?
IQ as a Predictor of Scholastic Achievement
IQ as a Predictor of Vocational Outcomes
IQ as a Predictor of Health, Adjustment, and Life Satisfaction
Factors That Influence IQ Scores
The Evidence for Heredity
The Evidence for Environment
The Evidence for the Transaction of Heredity and Environment
Social and Cultural Influences on Intellectual Performance
Social-Class and Ethnic Differences in IQ
Do Socioeconomic Differences Explain Ethnic Differences in IQ?
Improving Cognitive Performance Through Compensatory Education
Long-Term Follow-Ups
The Importance of Parental Involvement
The Importance of Intervening Early
Creativity and Special Talents
What Is Creativity?
Applying Developmental Themes to Intelligence and Creativity
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