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Ch 19: GACE Behavioral Science: Intelligence & Achievement

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Examine the content in this chapter to brush up on key intelligence and achievement material. This chapter helps ensure that you correctly answer associated items on your GACE Behavioral Science assessment.

GACE Behavioral Science: Intelligence & Achievement - Chapter Summary

The short and fun video lessons in this chapter will refresh your memory on how intelligence can be measured. More content contained in this chapter to prep you for your GACE Behavioral Science assessment addresses:

  • The crystallized and fluid types of intelligence
  • Gardner's multiple intelligences
  • Biological, genetic and environmental influences on intelligence
  • What divergent thinking is a good indication of
  • Achievement orientation and motivation

You can use a computer, smartphone or tablet to watch the engaging video lessons. Each lesson's practice quiz lets you quickly show what you know.

GACE Behavioral Science: Intelligence & Achievement - Chapter Objectives

The GACE Behavioral Science assessment establishes whether examinees' level of content knowledge qualifies them for an educator role in Georgia. All of the questions that you'll be asked about intelligence and achievement are selected-response items. The questions that assess your knowledge of material in this chapter come from the psychology subarea, which constitutes 80% of test I.

11 Lessons in Chapter 19: GACE Behavioral Science: Intelligence & Achievement
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Studying Intelligence: History, Psychologists & Theories

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.

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.

Studying Intelligence: Biological vs. Environmental Factors

3. 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?

4. 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.

Analytical Intelligence, Divergent Thinking & Creativity

5. 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.

What Are the Different Types of Intelligence?

6. 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.

Two Types of Intelligence: Fluid and Crystallized Intelligence

7. Two Types of Intelligence: Fluid and Crystallized Intelligence

Are you better at memorizing facts or at assembling a piece of equipment using a diagram? These two tasks illustrate two different types of intelligence proposed by Raymond Cattell known as 'fluid intelligence' and 'crystallized intelligence.' This lesson covers both types and how each type might change over one's lifespan.

Intelligence Testing and Types

8. 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.

Methods of Measuring Intelligence: Interpreting IQ Scores & Score Range

9. Methods of Measuring Intelligence: Interpreting IQ Scores & Score Range

You've probably heard of 'IQ,' but do you really know what it means? This lesson covers the history and theory behind the famous idea of an intelligence quotient (including the inventor of IQ, Alfred Binet), and will help you learn how to understand and interpret IQ scores.

Achievement Orientation: Definition & Example

10. Achievement Orientation: Definition & Example

In this lesson we will discuss achievement orientation. We will look at some characteristics of the term and apply it to an example. Finally, there will be a summary of the main points and a quiz.

Achievement Motivation: Theory & Definition

11. Achievement Motivation: Theory & Definition

What motivates you in life? In this lesson, we will focus on achievement as the prime factor of motivation and how it influences some to set and accomplish goals.

Chapter Practice Exam
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