Spearman's concept of g reflects the idea that intelligence may involve a general ability to think and reason about a wide variety of tasks. Some evidence indicates that an ability to process information quickly may be at its core.
Cattell has found evidence for two distinctly different componens of genral intelligence (g). First, people differ in fluid intelligence (g), their ability to acquire knowledge quicly and thereby to adapt to new situations. Secondly, people differ in crystallized intelligence (g), the knowledge and skills they hve acccumulated from their experiences and schooling.
Sternberg propses that intelligent behavior inolves an interplay of three factors:, 1. Enviornmental contet in which behavior ocurs, 2. The way in which one's prior experiences are brought to bear on a particular task, 3. The cognitive process required by the task
People tend to behave intelligently when they have the support of the following enviornments:, Physical, Social, Cultural
Gardner proposes that people have several more specific abilities, or multiple intelligences, that are relatively independent of one another., Linguistic, Logical, Spatial, Musical, Bodily-kinesthetic, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Naturalist