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Lecture Notes for PSY 001 - INTRO PSYCHOLOGY with Taylor at Drake (Drake)

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Material Type:Note
Professor:Taylor
Class:PSY 001 - INTRO PSYCHOLOGY
Subject:Psychology
University:Drake University
Term:Fall 2009
Keywords:
  • Ethnic Similarities and Differences
  • Intrinsic Reward
  • Exaggerated Fear
  • Imaginative Thinking
  • Post Conventional
  • Heinz Dilemma
  • Transgender
  • Permissive Parents
  • Anxious Attachment
  • Identity Confusion
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Thinking, Language, & Intelligence What is intelligence? • • • • • The mental abilities that enable one to adapt to, shape or select one’s environment Ability to deal with novel situations Ability to judge, comprehend, and reason Ability to understand and deal w/ people objects, & symbols Ability to act purposefully, think rationally, and deal effectively w/ the environment General vs. Specific Intelligence • • Person #1 displayed general intelligence through problem solving intelligence; spearman called this “g” Person #2 had specific ○ Includes mechanical, logical, arithmetical &spatial intelligence Thurstone • Critiqued spearman’s theory of “g” and proposed that intelligence is made up of primary mental abilities ○ Word fluency; verbal comp; spatial ability; perceptual speed; numerical ability; inductive reasoning; memory Problem solving • • • Algorithms – systematic ways of solving problems; computers use algorithms to solve problems Heuristics – simple thinkin...

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