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Students will learn:
- How achievement differs from intelligence
- Secondary and primary mental abilities
- Sternberg's theory
- Emotional intelligence
- Reliability and validity
- Types of intelligence testing
- The levels and causes of mental retardation
- Characteristics of gifted children
- The definition for creativity
- How the environment and genetics influence IQ
- Crystallized and fluid intelligence
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1. Achievement vs. Intelligence: Definition & Discussion
Defining achievement is a much easier task than defining intelligence, which is why there is significant debate about the ability to evaluate or measure intelligence, especially creative intelligence.
2. 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.
3. Primary & Secondary Mental Abilities: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we will look into what primary and secondary mental abilities are, including fluid and crystallized intelligence and ways that they can be measured.
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.
5. 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.
6. What Is Emotional Intelligence? - Definition & Explanation
Do you know people who have difficulty getting along with others and a great deal of conflict in their lives? It's probably linked to their level of emotional intelligence. Learn what emotional intelligence is and how it is important in everyday life.
7. 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.
8. Reliability & Validity in Psychology: Definitions & Differences
How do validity and reliability contribute to study design in psychology? In this lesson, you'll look at how experiments can fail reliability and validity requirements to get an idea of the challenges behind conducting significant psychological research.
9. 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.
10. Intellectual Disabilities: Definition, Levels, Causes, Prevention & Treatment
People with intellectual disabilities have low IQs and problems with daily functioning. In this lesson, we'll examine the levels of intellectual disabilities as well as the causes and treatments of them.
11. Giftedness in Children: Definition, Characteristics & Conceptions
Schools generally define giftedness as high ability, but there are other ways to define giftedness. Learn more about the definitions, characteristics and conceptions of giftedness in children and test your knowledge with quiz questions.
12. What Is Creativity? - Definition & Exercises
Creativity is a novel response to a task that is useful, appropriate, and/or valuable. Creativity presents itself at several levels, and almost anyone can be creative.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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.
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- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 1: What is Psychology?
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 2: Psychological Methods
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 3: Biology & Behavior
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 4: Sensation & Perception
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 5: Consciousness
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 6: Learning & Cognition
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 7: Memory
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 8: Thinking & Language
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 10: Infancy & Childhood
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 11: Adolescence
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 12: Adulthood
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 12: Adulthood - Death & Dying
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 13: Motivation & Emotion
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 14: Theories of Personality
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 15: Psychological Tests
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 16: Gender Roles
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 17: Stress & Health
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 18: Psychological Disorders
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 19: Methods of Therapy
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 20: Social Cognition
- Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 21: Social Interaction