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Intelligence Vocab

Subject : soft-skills
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1. Specific concepts are grouped as subcategories into broader concepts (example: dog-->animals)

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

3. 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

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

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

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

7. 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

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

9. Step two: generating hypothesis

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

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

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

13. 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

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

15. 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

16. Below average mental functioning

17. 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

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

19. Seeing unique or different solutions to a problem

20. Measurement of inter/intra personal skills

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

22. 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

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

24. Asseses what the test actually measures

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

26. Brain's overriding function

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

28. Generating a large number of possible solutions

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

30. Ability to gain knowledge and solve problems

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

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

33. A set of cognitive abilities

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

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

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

37. Relay center - sensory information and motor functions

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

39. 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 -

40. The ability to think about thinking

41. 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

42. 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

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

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

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

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

47. Mentally retarded in some areas and gifted in others

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

49. 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

50. Consistency of measurement