PSYCH 111 Lecture 13: Intelligence

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27 Oct 2015
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Intelligence: the ability to direct one"s thinking adapt to one"s circumstances and learn from one"s experiences (gotfredson, 1997) Intelligence: historically defined by how we measure it. Alfred binet: developed intelligence tests to identify slow learners to develop remedial programs. Aptitude: ability to learn or gain proficiency in an area. Achievement: measures the amount of information a person has acquired. Mental age: based on ability not chronological age. Intelligence quotient = mental age/chronological age x 100. A child with a mental age of 6 and chronological age of 5 would have the same iq as a child with. Results in a verbal iq, performance iq and full scale iq score. Based on norms for the population: 100 is the mean; normal range: 85 - 115. The flynn effect: james flynn found that from one generation to the next there have been steady gains in iq scores cross culturally.

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