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What Is Intelligence? What skills or characteristics do “smart people” possess? VVerbal?? PProblem Solving? PPractical??

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2 What Is Intelligence?

3 What skills or characteristics do “smart people” possess? VVerbal?? PProblem Solving? PPractical??

4 Defined:  Intelligence is an ability to master information that a culture deems important. Has the concept of intelligence changed over time?

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6 Intelligence Quotient Tests  Stanford - Binet:  MA/CA X 100 =IQ  The Wechsler IQ Test  Performance  Verbal

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14 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.

15 Problems With IQ Tests CCultural Bias= AAsian American score pts higher than Caucasian Americans, followed by African Americans, and then Hispanic Americans GGender Bias= TTraditional education favors males? DDo IQ Scores predict “life success ?”

16 Is EQ or IQ a better predictor of life success ?

17 Howard Gardeners Theory:  Multiple Intelligences:  Linguistic  Logic-mathematical  Spatial  Musical  Bodily-Kinesthetic  Personal


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