Nimisha Chandran</li></li></ul><li>History of Intelligence<br />Intelligence is derived from a Latin word “inter-legere”(pick out).<br />Intellectus became the medieval technical term of understanding.<br />This entire approach to the study of nature was strongly rejected by early modem philosophers.<br />All the philosophers preferred the word “Understanding” in their English philosophical works.<br />
WHAT IS INTELLIGENCE?<br /><ul><li>General cognitive problem-solving skills.
Intelligence is what to do when you don’t know what to do.
Intelligence may be defined as the ability to adjust to new situations.</li></li></ul><li>TYPES OF INTELLIGENCE<br />
Spearman’s g- factor theory<br /><ul><li>He noted that all mental ability test are positively associated correlated.
Intelligence comprised of 2 factors “g” and “s”.
This theory is also known as two factor theory of intelligence.</li></li></ul><li>Thurstone’s theory of intelligence<br />
Gardener’s theory of multiple intelligence<br />
Is intelligence inherited?<br /><ul><li>Intelligence is inherited but can also be related to the environment.
Studies showed that heredity is an important factor.
Eg: If a person is a singer then it is assumed that any one of his/her family member might be a good singer like LATA MANGESHKAR.</li></li></ul><li>Can we increase our intelligence?<br /><ul><li>Increasing intelligence can also know as amplification/enhancing.
Techniques to increase our intelligence are as follows: