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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYA02H3
Professor
Safieh Moghaddam
Semester
Summer

Description
Chapter9IntelligenceAptitudeandcognitiveabilitiesLecturenotesMeasuringIntelligenceTherearedifferentperceptionsonwhatintelligenceissomeindividualswhoweconsiderintelligentincludeAlbertEinsteinMahatmaGhandiTherearetwokindsofpsychologicalresearchsimilaritiesbetweenindividualspopulationlevelanddifferencesbetweenindividualsVastmajorityofpsychologicalresearchattemptstounderstandtheaveragehumanbeingforgetaboutthethingsthatmakeusalldifferentstandardandthosewhoarentaveragearevariantsindataIndividualdifferencesresearchresearchthatfocusesonwhatmakesoneindividualdifferentfromanotherindividualexampleintelligencepersonalityWhyandwhatdoesitmeantosaysomeoneismoreorlessintelligentthananotherindividualIntelligencethegeneralpublicismoreinterestedinthetopicofintelligenceratherthanothertopicsinpsychologyforexamplememoryThereisalotofcontroversyregardingintelligenceWhyismeasuringIntelligenceimportantIfpeopleinoursocietyareeducatedthatwillbenefiteveryoneinthelongrunthatiswhypeoplesupportthembypayingtaxesgooddoctorsandnewinnovationsexampleblackberryTaxsupportpeopleshealtheducationForthisreasonthegovernmentisinterestedinhowintelligenceismeasuredandifintelligencecanbealteredinordertomakeindividualsmoreintelligentandmoreproductiveHowcanyoueducatewelltoimproveintelligencemosteffectivelyIfwecangetasenseofhowintelligentanindividualisatayoungagethenwecantailortheireducationItmaybepossibletomonitorandgiveefficienteducationtochildrenGiftedprogramisanexamplefigureoutwhotheintelligentstudentsareandtrynottoborethemgivethemaneducationthatwillmaximizetheirpotentialTherearedifferentkindsofintelligenceandwaystomeasurethemHistoryGaltonDarwinscousinoverweighedtheimportanceofgeneticsinintelligenceAretherehumansthataregeneticallysuperiorForexampleadogbreedknownasthecolliehaveaseparatecompetitionfromotherdogsbecausetheycanoutperformallotherdogbreedsthisisbasedontheirgeneticmakeupHetookaninterestingapproachtheresafairwhichgoesfromtowntotownHeputupatentandallowedpeopletomeasurethingsthatwerentusuallymeasuredlikeweightandheightprettymuchtookmanymeasurementsandgavethemtheirmeasurementsHealsomademoneybydoingthischargedthemHefoundthatforthephysicalmeasurementsjustaboutanythingyoumeasurefollowsanormalorGaussiandistributionMeasurementofmanypeoplesarmsmostpeoplewillhaveaveragemiddlesizedarmsandfewwillhaveshortarmsandfewwithlongarmsHethenwantedtogetatanindividualscognitiveabilityHemadepeopleclickbuttonsasquickastheycanperceptionandspeedHethoughtthatthereasonwhysomepeoplewerebetterthanotherswasbecausetheywereneurologicallywiredbettercantransmitinfofaster
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