A Life-Span View of Intelligence: Definition & Aspects


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Which of the following does intelligence NOT depend on?

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1. What are inter-individual differences?

2. Over his lifetime, Hank's verbal abilities increased, while his memory decreased. What is this is an example of?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will assess your knowledge about the aspects of intelligence as it develops over a lifetime. You will be quizzed on terms used to describe these aspects.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of intelligence
  • What inter-individual variability and multidirectionality are
  • Components of mulitdimensionality
  • What plasticity refers to

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension: ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the changes in and development of intelligence throughout a lifetime
  • Critical thinking: apply relevant concepts to examine information about levels of intelligence in a different light
  • Information recall: access the knowledge you've gained to answer questions about the ways intelligence increases and decreases throughout one's life
  • Defining key concepts: ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as plasticity and multidirectional change

Additional Learning

To learn more about the aspects of intelligence, review the accompanying lesson called A Life-Span View of Intelligence: Definition & Aspects. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describing what intelligence is
  • Presenting different views of intelligence
  • Providing definitions and examples of the four aspects of intelligence