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Intelligence Vocab

Subject : soft-skills
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1. Decide by looking at logical results - unemotional - like analysis and putting things in order - justice is very important - make decisions easier because they put little weight on how it will affect other - don't think feelings are reliable - can hu

2. Thinking that produces many possible ideas; major element in creativity (uses for a paper clip)

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

4. The mental activities involved in aquiring - storing - retrieving - and using knowledge

5. 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

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

7. Brain's overriding function

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

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

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

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

12. Asseses what the test actually measures

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

14. Specific concepts are grouped as subcategories into broader concepts (example: dog-->animals)

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

16. 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

17. The ability to think about thinking

18. 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

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

20. 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

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

22. Solver determines what measure would make the solution come faster; you discover studying gives you good grades

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

24. The ratio of mental age to actual age times 100; measures your intellectual acheivement

25. 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

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

27. Relay center - sensory information and motor functions

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

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

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

31. Below average mental functioning

32. Either 2 of a continuum...'either this or that'

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

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

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

36. 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

37. Accumulated knowlege (memory)

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

39. Generating a large number of possible solutions

40. Measurement of inter/intra personal skills

41. Mentally retarded in some areas and gifted in others

42. 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

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

44. A set of cognitive abilities

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

46. Consistency of measurement

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

48. Seeing unique or different solutions to a problem

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

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