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Ch 21: Intelligence in Psychology: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Intelligence in Psychology unit of this High School Psychology Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about various types of intelligence tests. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our High School Psychology Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about various types of intelligence tests. There is no faster or easier way to learn about intelligence in psychology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about the differences between analytical and general intelligence or the biological basis of intelligence.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a psychology curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and the Intelligence in Psychology unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Intelligence in Psychology Unit Objectives:

  • Explore multiple intelligences.
  • Learn about divergent thinking and creativity.
  • Study creative and practical intelligence.
  • Explore the history of intelligence testing.
  • Learn about genetic and environmental influences on intelligence.
  • Explain the Standford-Binet Intelligence Scale.

8 Lessons in Chapter 21: Intelligence in Psychology: Homeschool Curriculum
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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.

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.

What Are the Different Types of 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.

Studying Intelligence: Biological vs. Environmental Factors

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.

What is Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences?

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.

Analytical Intelligence, Divergent Thinking & Creativity

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.

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.

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