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Intelligence Vocab

Subject : soft-skills
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1. Either 2 of a continuum...'either this or that'

2. Change oriented - empathizers - outgoing - people oriented - leader types - popular - charming - persuasive - people are highest priority - are aware of interpersonal dynamics in social settings -high need to please - strong fluency with language

3. Complex problems are broken into smaller mini problems which act as stepping stones to get to the overall goal

4. A set of steps that - if followed correctly - will eventually solve the problem

5. A representation of the best and most typical example of a category (example: rose-->flower)

6. Tendency to think of an object of only functioning in one way (two pencils - no ruler)

7. Under the thalamus - smaller than an almond - metabolic processes - homeostasis - thirst - hunger - circadian rhythms - sex drive

8. A representation of a group or category that shares similar characteristics

9. Accumulated knowlege (memory)

10. Shifting with ease from one type of problem solving strategy to another

11. Asseses what the test actually measures

12. Starts with solution and works backward; you decide you want to be a doctor - you then take the steps to get there

13. Estimating probability based on preexisting prototypes rather than evidence (a tall guy is probably a basketball player)

14. Slowest region of the brain to develop - memory - predicting - more neurons than the rest of the brain combined - regulation and coordination of movement -posture - balance

15. Decide issues on what is important to them or others - logicality not a requirement - struggle with decisions - people oriented - sympathetic - tactful - appreciative - people pleasers

16. The ability to think about thinking

17. Brain's overriding function

18. Strategies - or simple rules - used in problem solving and decision making that do not guarantee a solution - but offer a likely short cut to it

19. Consistency of measurement

20. Enjoy interacting with others but it drains their energy - find quiet - tend to not like phone calls - share special occasions with one or very few numbers of people -can't study with noise - fore thinkers -

21. Step three: asks wether generated solutions solved the problem

22. Strong need for sociability - know lots of people - like to think and solve problems in groups - figure out what they want to say as they are talking

23. Using problem solving methods that have worked in the past instead of formulating new ones (same football plays - no new ones)

24. People oriented - idealistic - cause oriented - see possibilities - meaning in life - great impact on the world - integrity is important - harmony is important - personalize criticism - can't stand phony people - usually not motivated by money - like

25. Below average mental functioning

26. Norms that indicate where in the distribution a score lies

27. Tendency to seek out information that confirms preexisting beliefs; seeing only your solution in all evidence (racist says blacks cause all problems)

28. Detail oriented - closure wanting - highly organized - procedure for everything - neat - strongest work ethic - don't like asking for help - save money - must feel useful - stable - traditionalist - occupations seek them - loyal

29. Come at information from different perspectives after 1 day - 1 week - 1 month and 4 months in order to remember it

30. Triarchic intelligence; accepted by psychologists (analytical - practical - creativity)

31. Short term memory into long term memory happens during REM sleep - brain decides what to pay attention to - figures out where to put new material - recalling spatial relationships

32. Drawing conclusions based on most available/remembered information (after reading about the holocaust all day - you think its the most important event in history)

33. You remember things that present an emotional response - process information into long term memory - colors your experiences - emotions - fear

34. Hard for them to wait for gratification - tend to live for today - light-hearted - impulsive - action oriented - enormous energy in a crisis - want to test limits - risk takers - can lose themselves in interesting projects

35. Narrowing down a list of alternatives to a single answer (SATS - IQ tests - etc.)

36. Step two: generating hypothesis

37. The ability to produce valued outcomes in a novel way

38. Pay attention to what sensors tell them - facts - literal - detail oriented - sequence - down to earth - no nonsense - practical - accuracy - strong work ethic

39. Want closure - they want to get things settled and wrapped up work comes before play - more decisive - list makers

40. Organization - detail - sequential - awesome decision makers - quiet - serious - stable - dependable - structure - schedule - work comes first - give appearance of being cool and aloof - no frills - slow to change

41. Like to keep options open - can just let things happen - flexible - open-ended - no trouble interrupting work to play - playful and less serious - put amazing energy into a project that captivates them - not unusual for them to procrastinate

42. Ability to move into other ways - but you always come back to your pattern

43. Big picture people. take in information from 6th sense - future and possibility intrigued - want to change the world - they may be restless living in world as it is - learn best in illustrations - or metaphors - big on imagination - always looking fo

44. Mentally retarded in some areas and gifted in others

45. Analytical - critical - great with theory - curious - loves to learn - often go into science areas - competent - most self critical - fear of failure - conscious of the credentials of others - learn by challenging authority - can hurt feelings

46. Three step process that moves from the given state (the problem) to a goal state (the solution)

47. Generating a large number of possible solutions

48. Step one: lays groundwork; defines goal - identifies facts - etc.

49. Every generations IQ increases by 20 points due to nutrition - faster pace of life - schooling - etc.

50. The feel good theory; 8 different intelligences; accepted among educators