Presentation on theme: "What Is Intelligence? What skills or characteristics do “smart people” possess? VVerbal?? PProblem Solving? PPractical??"— Presentation transcript:
What Is Intelligence?
What skills or characteristics do “smart people” possess? VVerbal?? PProblem Solving? PPractical??
Defined: Intelligence is an ability to master information that a culture deems important. Has the concept of intelligence changed over time?
Intelligence Quotient Tests Stanford - Binet: MA/CA X 100 =IQ The Wechsler IQ Test Performance Verbal
Typical IQs by Profession 140: 130: 120: 110: 100+: 100-: 90: Top Civil Servants; Professors and Scientists. Physicians; Lawyers; Engineers Foremen; Clerks; Telephone Operators; Salesmen; Policemen; Electricians. Machine Operators; Shopkeepers; Butchers; Welders; Sheet Metal Workers. Warehousemen; Carpenters; Cooks and Bakers; Small Farmers; Truck Drivers. School Teachers; Pharmacists; Accountants; Nurses; Stenographers; Managers. Laborers; Gardeners; Farmhands; Miners; Factory Packers.
Problems With IQ Tests CCultural Bias= AAsian American score pts higher than Caucasian Americans, followed by African Americans, and then Hispanic Americans GGender Bias= TTraditional education favors males? DDo IQ Scores predict “life success ?”
Is EQ or IQ a better predictor of life success ?
Howard Gardeners Theory: Multiple Intelligences: Linguistic Logic-mathematical Spatial Musical Bodily-Kinesthetic Personal