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Intelligence-The ability to quickly and accurately process and problem solve new information. by Mind Map: Intelligence-The ability to quickly and accurately process and problem solve new information.
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Intelligence-The ability to quickly and accurately process and problem solve new information.

Intelligence Components

Changing-Intelligence changes through experiences and environment.

Cognitive Process-The steps we take to acquire new knowledge or problem solve.

Giftedness-Unique abilities such as creativity.

Achievement/Success-To be able to quickly and successfully solve problems.

Testing-IQ test, dynamic assessment, and specific ability test.

Acquiring Intelligence

Experiences-Using past knowledge to solve problems or process information.

Age-As we get older we gain more knowledge and experiences.

Environment-The behaviors and environment we are exposed to.

Genetics-The abilities we are given at birth.

What are the theories of intelligence?

Spearmans g-The idea there are wide and narrow abilities in solving particular tasks.

Catell's Fluid and Crystallized Intelligence-The idea that there is fluid intelligence which is obtained quickly and adaptable. And that there is crystallized intelligence which is acquired through experience and schooling.

Gardner's Multiple Intelligence- In this theory there are multiple intelligences that are independent of one another.

Interesting Findings

Twin Studies-Where genetics plays a huge role in the similarity of IQ in twins even though they grew up in different environments.

Gender Studies-Boys and Girls are equivalent in intellectual abilities.

Ethnic/Racial Studies-No difference in intellectual abilities found in infants but once children enter school age there is an ethnic/racial intelligence difference found.