Intelligence: Measuring Mental Performance Chapter 9 Dr. Pelaez. What is Intelligence?. Intelligence does not mean the same thing to everyone (Neisser et al., 1996)
Measuring Mental Performance
Psychometric Views of Intelligence
According to psychometric theorists, intelligence is a trait or a set of traits that characterizes some people to a greater extent than others.
Multicomponent View of Intelligence
A Modern Information-Processing Viewpoint
Some psychometrics believe that the definitions of intelligence are very narrow, focusing primarily on intellectual content, or what a person knows, rather than on the processes by which this knowledge is acquired, retained, and used to solve problems.
Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences
5.Newer Approaches to Intelligence Testing
6.Assessing Infant Intelligence
7.Stability of IQ in Childhood and Adolescence
The Evidence for Heredity
The Evidence for Environment
Home Environment and IQ
Birth Order, Family Size, and IQ
Social Class, Racial, and Ethnic Difference and IQ
Why Do Groups Differ in Intellectual Performance?
Compensatory interventions are special educational programs designed to further the cognitive growth and scholastic achievements of disadvantaged children.
Head Start is a large-scale preschool educational program designed to provide children from low-income families with a variety of social and intellectual experiences that might better prepare them for school.
Improving Cognitive Performance Through Compensatory Education
The Importance of Parental Involvement
The Importance of Intervening Early
What is Creativity?
The Psychometric Perspective