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Intelligence Vocab

Subject : soft-skills
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1. Thinking that produces many possible ideas; major element in creativity (uses for a paper clip)

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Mentally retarded in some areas and gifted in others

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

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

11. Asseses what the test actually measures

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

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

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

15. Below average mental functioning

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

17. 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

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

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

20. 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

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

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

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

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

25. Measurement of inter/intra personal skills

26. Ability to gain knowledge and solve problems

27. 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

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

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

30. Seeing unique or different solutions to a problem

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

32. 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

33. Consistency of measurement

34. 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

35. 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

36. 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 -

37. The ability to think about thinking

38. 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

39. 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

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

41. Brain's overriding function

42. Relay center - sensory information and motor functions

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

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

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

46. A set of cognitive abilities

47. Step two: generating hypothesis

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

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

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