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PSYC334 Ch 11 Special interest topic.pdf

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Psychology
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PSYC 334
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Ronald R Holden

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Special  Interest  Topic  9.5   Cattell-­‐Horn-­‐Carroll  (CHC)  theory  of  intelligence  and  its  impact  on  contemporary   intelligence  test  batteries         1. Psychometric  theories  of  intelligence     Intelligence:  differs  among  individuals  in  their  abilities  to  understand  complex  ideas,  adapt  to   novel  experience,  engage  in  reasoning,  and  learn  from  experience.       Psychometric  approach  to  intelligence:  objective  measurement  of  mental  abilities.       The  psychometric  approach  is  the  most  influential  in  conceptualizing  intelligence.     -­‐ Objective   -­‐ Reliable,  valid   -­‐ Empirical  support     2. CHC  theory  has  narrowed  the  intelligence  theory  testing  gap     -­‐ First  comprehensive,  empirically  validated,  working  taxonomy  of  human  cognitive   elements     -­‐ Foundation  of  many  contemporary  IQ  tests     3. Broad  strokes  of  CHC  theory     Spearman  –  first  attempt  to  measure  and  describe  human  intelligence.     CHC  theory:  hierarchical  model  of  intelligence.     -­‐ Cattell-­‐Horn  Gf-­‐Gc  theory   -­‐ Carroll’s  tri-­‐stratum  theory           CHC  theory  is  a  three-­‐stratum  model.   -­‐ Stratum  I  –  70  narrow  abilities   -­‐ Stratum  II  –  9  broad  abilities   -­‐ Stratum  III  –  general  intelligence  (g)     Horn  believed  that  there  was  no  g  –  Carroll  believed  that  there  was.     4. Broad  CHC  ability  domains     Characteristic  feature  of  CHC  theory:  nine  broad  domains  (stratum  II)  
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