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Intelligence Testing in Psychology - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Learn more about intelligence testing through these video lessons, led by an experienced psychology instructor. Intelligence testing has changed over the years, and now there are several types of tests measuring various types of intelligence. At the end of this chapter, you should be able to:
- Define intelligence and intelligence testing
- Summarize the history of intelligence testing and its purposes
- Identify types of intelligence and how they're measured
- Discuss how genetics and the environment may affect intelligence
|Intro to Intelligence||Define the concept of intelligence as it's used in psychology.|
|History of Intelligence Testing||Recap how and when intelligence testing began.|
|Intelligence Testing and Types||Define intelligence testing and types of tests.|
|What Are the Different Types of Intelligence?||Summarize different kinds of intelligence, such as general, analytical, practical, creative, and multiple.|
|Biological Bases of Intelligence||Describe the biological roots of intelligence.|
|Multiple Intelligences||Define multiple intelligence; provide examples of it.|
|Creativity and Divergent Thinking||Discuss the intersection of creativity and intelligence testing.|
|IQ: Environmental and Genetic Influences||Discuss how nature and nurture play a role in intelligence and intelligence testing.|
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. 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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