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Intelligence Vocab

Subject : soft-skills
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1. A set of cognitive abilities






2. 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






3. The ability to think about thinking






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






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






6. 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






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






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






9. Asseses what the test actually measures






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






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






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






15. Below average mental functioning






16. 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






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






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






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






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






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






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. 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






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






25. 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






26. Accumulated knowlege (memory)






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






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






29. Seeing unique or different solutions to a problem






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






31. 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






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






33. 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






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






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






36. Generating a large number of possible solutions






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






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






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






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






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






42. Ability to gain knowledge and solve problems






43. Brain's overriding function






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






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






46. 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






47. Mentally retarded in some areas and gifted in others






48. 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






49. Relay center - sensory information and motor functions






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