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Intelligence Vocab

Subject : soft-skills
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1. Relay center - sensory information and motor functions

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

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

4. Generating a large number of possible solutions

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

6. The ability to think about thinking

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

8. Accumulated knowlege (memory)

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

10. Brain's overriding function

11. 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

12. Measurement of inter/intra personal skills

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

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

15. Asseses what the test actually measures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

23. 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

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

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

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

27. Consistency of measurement

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

29. 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

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

31. Mentally retarded in some areas and gifted in others

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

33. A set of cognitive abilities

34. 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

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

36. Step two: generating hypothesis

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

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

39. 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

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

41. 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

42. 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

43. Seeing unique or different solutions to a problem

44. Below average mental functioning

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

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

47. 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

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

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

50. 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