Adult Creativity and Intelligence: Changes with Age


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Which of the following is true about fluid and crystallized intelligence as people age?

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1. Which of the following is the way that researchers challenged the notion that IQ declines after early adulthood?

2. What is the difference between fluid and crystallized intelligence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Is there an age at which a person is at their best both creatively and intellectually, or do these abilities remain constant throughout one's life? This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you quickly assess your understanding of intelligence levels in the various stages of adulthood.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The ability to identify true statements relating to this topic
  • How the idea that IQ declines after early adulthood is challenged
  • What refers to the idea that attitude and approach to test taking impact IQ test scores
  • The term used to describe the ability to reason and process information
  • The term that describes information gained through experience

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about aging and level of intelligence
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about one's intellect at younger and older ages in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as fluid intelligence and crystallized intelligence
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding recent research into aging and intellectual capacity

Additional Learning

To learn more about age and intelligence, review the accompanying lesson called Adult Creativity and Intelligence: Changes with Age. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Reveal how IQ scores decrease with age
  • Discuss recent research that challenges the idea that intelligence declines with age
  • Detail changing components of intelligence