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  • What is your definition of intelligence?
  • Many Scientists and Psychologists have a variety of different views on intelligence.
  • Many Scientists and Psychologists have a variety of different views on intelligence.
  • History of IQAlfred Binet
  • Most of the pop. ~ 95% between two standard deviations of the mean score which is 100 = avg.70-130= 95% of pop.
  • What is Mensa?Mensa was founded in England in 1946 by Roland Berrill, a barrister, and Dr. Lance Ware, a scientist and lawyer. They had the idea of forming a society for bright people, the only qualification for membership of which was a high IQ. Mensa has three stated purposes: to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity, to encourage research in the nature, characteristics and uses of intelligence, and to promote stimulating intellectual and social opportunities for its members.
  • An IQ equivalency test with issues!
  • 3.1 2013 brain studies

    1. 1. Alfred Binet was aFrench psychologistwho invented the firstusable intelligencetest, known at thetime as the Binet testand today referred toas the IQ test. “judgment, otherwisecalled goodsense, practicalsense, initiative, thefaculty of adaptingone’s self tocircumstances.. Self-critiquing. “
    2. 2. Sir Cyril Lodowic Burtwas an Englisheducationalpsychologist whomade contributionsto educationalpsychology andstatistics. Burt isknown for his studieson the heritability ofIQ.“innate generalcognitive ability.”
    3. 3. Howard Earl Gardner is anAmerican developmentalpsychologist who is theJohn H. and Elisabeth A.Hobbs Professor ofCognition and Educationat the Harvard GraduateSchool of Education atHarvard“to my mind, a humanintellectual competencemust entail a set of skillsof problem solving-enabling the individual toresolve genuine problemsor difficulties that he ofshe encounters and, whenappropriate, create aneffective product.”
    4. 4. In 1994, 52 intelligence researchers came up with thisdefinition at a conference:A very general mental capability that, among otherthings involves the ability to reason, plan, solveproblems, think abstractly, comprehend complexideas, learn quickly and learn from experience. It isnot merely book learning, a narrow academic skill , ortest-taking smarts. Rather, it reflects a broader anddeeper capability for comprehending oursurroundings-”catching on,” “making sense ofthings,” or “figuring out what to do.”
    5. 5. French school children had to attend school.Test is made to identify students with problemsComes to U.S. and Stanford University modifies itto make the Stanford Binet IQ.Identify students for College.Identify strengths for U.S. army
    6. 6. How is intelligence measured?
    7. 7. I. Q. = intelligence quotientMental age/chronological age x 100
    8. 8. The original aims were, as they are today, to create asociety that is non-political and free from all racial orreligious distinctions. The society welcomes people fromevery walk of life whose IQ is in the top 2% of thepopulation, with the objective of enjoying each otherscompany and participating in a wide range of social andcultural activities.
    9. 9. 60 questions30 minutes.Number 1-60 in your journal.Note we are so much more interested in your analysis ofthe test than the results of the test.FORUM:What types of questions are being asked?Is the test biased in any way?What problems or issues are there with the questions?What variables might impact your results on the test?