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Intelligence Vocab

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

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

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

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

5. Generating a large number of possible solutions

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

7. Brain's overriding function

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

9. 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

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

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

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

13. Consistency of measurement

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

15. 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

16. 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

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

18. 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 -

19. Step two: generating hypothesis

20. 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

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

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

24. A set of cognitive abilities

25. Asseses what the test actually measures

26. 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

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

28. Relay center - sensory information and motor functions

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

30. Accumulated knowlege (memory)

31. Mentally retarded in some areas and gifted in others

32. Measurement of inter/intra personal skills

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

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

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

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

37. 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

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

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

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

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

42. 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

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

44. 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

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

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

47. 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

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

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

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