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Below is a sample breakdown of the Intelligence Testing chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday|| Intro to intelligence|
History of intelligence testing
| The construct of 'intelligence' and how it has been viewed over the years|
Early intelligence testing
The Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
|Tuesday||Types of intelligence testing|
Types of intelligence
|The Stanford-Binet, Wechsler tests and other IQ tests|
Theories of intelligence, including general intelligence and creative intelligence
|Wednesday||Biological bases of intelligence|
|How physical conditions, including genetics, factor into intelligence|
The eight types of intelligences, such as visual and linguistic
|Thursday||Creativity and divergent thinking|
Human diversity and IQ distribution
|Measuring creativity and divergent thinking|
What IQ test scores mean and human diversity in intelligence
|Friday||Influences on IQ||Environmental and genetic influences on intelligence|
1. Studying Intelligence: History, Psychologists & Theories
We all want to be smart in one way or another, but what exactly is general intelligence? This lesson takes a look at the possible factors behind intellectual development and how this controversial topic has been examined by psychologists.
2. History of Intelligence Testing in Psychology
Throughout the years, there have been many methods used that attempted to accurately quantify and measure human intelligence. You've probably heard of or taken an IQ test, but what does an IQ test actually measure? Find out in this lesson.
3. Intelligence Testing and Types
Most people have heard of IQ. But how is it measured and what does it mean? In this lesson, we'll look at the history of intelligence testing, major types of intelligence tests, and the debate and controversy over intelligence.
4. What Are the Different Types of Intelligence?
Psychologists don't all agree on what intelligence is, a debate that has been going on since the 19th century. In this lesson, we'll examine some of the common theories of intelligence, including those of Binet, Gardner, and Sternberg.
5. Studying Intelligence: Biological vs. Environmental Factors
Have you ever wondered if your intelligence is entirely due to genetics or if it's shaped by the environment surrounding you? In this lesson, you'll learn about the factors that affect and influence a person's intelligence.
6. What is Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences?
Which types of intelligence do you identify with? As you watch this video on Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, you'll learn that intelligence can be a diverse concept not limited to one area.
7. Analytical Intelligence, Divergent Thinking & Creativity
Some people tend to think more analytically, while some are creative thinkers by nature. Is creativity an important skill for solving problems? In this lesson, we'll learn the differences between creative and analytical thinking and discover ways to nurture creative thinking.
8. Human Diversity and IQ Distribution
People vary widely in their talents and skills. Some people are very good at schoolwork, which is often reflected in their IQ scores. Watch this lesson to find out more about IQ scores, including mental age and the bell curve distribution.
9. IQ: Environmental and Genetic Influences
Do genetics play a role in intelligence? What about the environment a person grows up in? Explore some of the evidence that exists for each of these factors, as well as how researchers attempt to answer these questions in the following lesson.
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