PSYB32H3 Chapter Notes -Intellectual Giftedness, Takers, Convergent Thinking
Intelligence is multi faceted and both genetic and environmental influences contribute to a person"s intelligence. Intelligence is a unitary single ability that affect everything a person does. Factor analysis: a statistical procedure that can determine which of several factors or scores, are closely related to one another without overlapping each other"s contribution. Spearman intelligence is composed of a general (g) and a number of specific factors (s). G as general mental energy or ability that was involved in all cognitive tasks, and he saw s factors as unique to particular tasks. Person with high g performed generally well on all tasks and variations in her performance on different tasks could be attributed to the possession of varying amounts of the s factors. People who do well on one kind of cognitive test,are likely to do well on other such tests.