Primary & Secondary Mental Abilities: Definition & Examples Video


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What do primary mental abilities explain?

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1. Why are secondary mental abilities helpful?

2. How do fluid and crystallized knowledge differ?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo can help assess your knowledge of primary and secondary mental abilities, as well as characteristics of intelligence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to assess your knowledge of:

  • Secondary mental abilities
  • Primary mental abilities
  • Fluid intelligence
  • Crystallized intelligence

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as primary and secondary mental abilities
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding intelligence
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about intelligence in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about intelligence, check out the corresponding lesson on Primary & Secondary Mental Abilities. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define intelligence
  • Determine what primary mental abilities include
  • Compare and contrast fluid intelligence and crystallized intelligence
  • Identify the importance of visual organization
  • Examine how auditory organization works