Ch 7: Creativity, Intelligence & Language

About This Chapter

Let this video lesson provide you with an easy-to-understand overview of creativity, intelligence and language development. Learn about important theories, the different stages of language development and how creativity and intelligence can change over a lifetime.

Creativity, Intelligence and Language - Chapter Summary

This chapter is designed to help you answer two important questions: what is intelligence and what is language? You will learn about the biological bases of intelligence and how both creativity and the intellect develop in children, adolescents and adults. You'll also receive an overview of intelligence testing and multiple intelligences.

During the language portion of this lesson, the instructor will discuss heuristics, or the methods by which we discover solutions to questions and problems ourselves. The different stages of language development will also be covered, including the use of pre-linguistic and symbolic language. When you complete this chapter, you should be familiar with

  • Sternberg's Triarchic Theory of Intelligence
  • Perkins Theory of Learnable Intelligence
  • How environmental and genetic influence IQ
  • The relationship between creativity and divergent thinking
  • Types of heuristics, including availability, base rate and representation
  • How the environment and culture influence language development
  • The relationship between the nativist perspective and language development

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19 Lessons in Chapter 7: Creativity, Intelligence & Language
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A Life-Span View of Intelligence: Definition & Aspects

1. A Life-Span View of Intelligence: Definition & Aspects

In this lesson, we will explore a handful of topics that are often relevant to the research of intelligence. We'll also take a look at how intelligence changes as we age.

History of Intelligence Testing in Psychology

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.

Intelligence Testing and Types

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.

Studying Intelligence: Biological vs. Environmental Factors

4. 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.

What is Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences?

5. 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.

Sternberg's Triarchic Theory of Intelligence

6. Sternberg's Triarchic Theory of Intelligence

This lesson will help you understand the triarchic theory and the three types of intelligence proposed by Robert Sternberg: analytical, creative, and practical.

Perkins' Theory of Learnable Intelligence

7. Perkins' Theory of Learnable Intelligence

What is learnable intelligence? Find out in this lesson and learn to differentiate between the three types of intelligence described by David Perkins in his theory of learnable intelligence.

IQ: Environmental and Genetic Influences

8. 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.

Analytical Intelligence, Divergent Thinking & Creativity

9. 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.

Infant Creativity and Intelligence

10. Infant Creativity and Intelligence

How is infant intelligence measured? In this lesson, you'll learn to recognize common measures of infant intelligence as well as what information these measures can provide.

Child Creativity and Intelligence

11. Child Creativity and Intelligence

What is an IQ score? What do these scores mean? What role does creativity play in a child's development? Explore these concepts with this lesson and test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.

Creativity and Intelligence in Adolescence

12. Creativity and Intelligence in Adolescence

You know that emotional and physical changes take place during adolescence, but what about intellectual changes? Learn about the behavior of IQ during this time and find out why it is important to encourage creativity in adolescents.

Adult Creativity and Intelligence: Changes with Age

13. Adult Creativity and Intelligence: Changes with Age

Does IQ increase as we get older? Does it decrease? Does it remain the same? Explore the different ways to answer these questions and discover the roles of crystallized and fluid intelligence in this lesson.

Types of Heuristics: Availability, Representativeness & Base-Rate

14. Types of Heuristics: Availability, Representativeness & Base-Rate

Did you know that our brain uses strategies to process information and draw conclusions? Although we're able to reach conclusions through these mental strategies, sometimes, our reasoning can be off. Read on to discover how our brain draws these conclusions and why they can be wrong.

What Is Language?

15. What Is Language?

Have you ever wondered how human language is constructed to form meaning? Why is language more complex than animal calls? In this lesson, we'll take a look at the basic units language and learn how meaning is formed.

Language Acquisition: Definition, Theories & Stages

16. Language Acquisition: Definition, Theories & Stages

Have you ever wondered how humans are able to learn, process, comprehend and speak a language? In this lesson on language acquisition, we'll take a look at some distinctions between languages and learn how babies come to understand and speak a language.

Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

17. Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

How does language expression emerge in children? Learn about the development of syntax in children through the pre-linguistic and linguistic stages of language development in this lesson.

The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

18. The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

Both environmental and cultural factors have an impact on early language development. This lesson will provide examples to consider and discuss possible reasons for this impact.

The Nativist Perspective and Language Development

19. The Nativist Perspective and Language Development

In this lesson, learn how we develop language according to the nativist perspective. Discover Noam Chomsky's idea of the language acquisition device (LAD) and its role in this process.

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