WHAT IS INTELLIGENCE?
Intelligence is a
capacity for learning, reasoning, understanding, and similar form
s of mental activity; aptitude in grasping truths, relationships,
facts ,meanings, etc.
In short the capacity to acquire and apply knowledge and skills.
“Intelligence is the global capacity of the individual to act
purposefully, to think rationally and to deal effectively with
“Intelligence is the ability to deal with cognitive
“Innate general cognitive ability”
The concept of intelligence has been one of the most
contentious in psychology, with controversy spanning the
lifetime of the research area . The most controversial claims
have come from certain scientists that intelligence varies
between races , giving some races the right to govern over
others . Regardless of the way in which intelligence is defined
or measured, human beings have great intellectual abilities , to
think, reason ,and understand the world in which we live, the
way other people think and act, and to understand ourselves ,
As we advance in our development as individual and
collectively as a species, recognizing and appreciating the
diversity that is contained within this concept may be more
valuable than trying to ascertain how to quantify it .