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Studying Intelligence: History, Psychologists & Theories

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The 'Bell Curve' was controversial for suggesting that _____.

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1. Ulric Neisser and his colleagues said that intelligence includes all of the following abilities, EXCEPT _____.

2. Charles Spearman's factor analysis compares _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what intelligence is and the different theories there are on intelligence. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include specific intelligence and general global intelligence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the various characteristics of intelligence, including:

  • The controversy surrounding the Bell Curve
  • Components of intelligence according to Ulric Neisser
  • Charles Spearman's factor analysis
  • General global intelligence
  • Specific intelligence

Skills Practiced

The following quiz and worksheet will allow you to test out the following proficiencies:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related intelligence lesson
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about types of intelligence and important theories and psychologists in this area of study
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as general global intelligence and specific intelligence

Additional Learning

Review the corresponding lesson, Intro to Intelligence, for additional details. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify the history behind intelligence and why it has been a controversial subject
  • Recall the Bell Curve and why there was so much controversy surrounding this book
  • Review Ulric Neisser's definition of intelligence
  • Learn about Charles Spearman's work on intelligence such as factor analysis and a 2-factor theory of intelligence
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