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Intelligence Vocab

Subject : soft-skills
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1. Generating a large number of possible solutions

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

3. Step two: generating hypothesis

4. Seeing unique or different solutions to a problem

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

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

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

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

9. Brain's overriding function

10. 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

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

12. 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

13. Mentally retarded in some areas and gifted in others

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

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

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

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

18. 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

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

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

21. 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

22. A set of cognitive abilities

23. Accumulated knowlege (memory)

24. The ability to think about thinking

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

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

27. Below average mental functioning

28. Asseses what the test actually measures

29. 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

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

31. Consistency of measurement

32. Ability to gain knowledge and solve problems

33. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

40. 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

41. 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

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

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

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

45. 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

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

47. 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

48. 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

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

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