Monthly Archives: October 2013

Measuring intelligence – IQ testing

Standardised IQ tests are our most accurate current method of measuring intelligence. IQ tests are not tests designed to measure particular aptitudes, personality inclinations, or educational levels. IQ tests aim to measure the most innate component of intelligence. This innate … Continue reading

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Definitions

A definition is an accurate cognitive overlay of a unit of reality; precisely inscribing the  boundaries, structurally and qualitatively, as a tracing. Definitions are the building blocks of clear and precise thinking. Definitions clarify thought; they enable our comprehension of elusive concepts; they inscribe boundaries and reveal shape and … Continue reading

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Intelligence – some commonly used definitions and descriptions

“…an inborn or innate quality, as distinct from abilities acquired through individual experience…”    Encyclopaedia Britannica “…capacity to act purposefully, think rationally and deal purposefully with the environment”  D Welsher “Innate general cognitive ability” Cyril Burt “ …an innate quality, as … Continue reading

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Intelligence – width and degree of fineness

Intelligence, whether it be passive, active or creative, possesses a range and a degree of fineness, or in other words, a width of scope and degree of focus. The width of an individual intelligence is dependent upon the width or scope of the … Continue reading

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Three types of intelligence

The word intelligence comes from the Latin inter, meaning between; and from legere, meaning to choose; therefore: to choose between. Intelligence is the ability to choose between one thing and another. The ability to choose between one thing and another follows … Continue reading

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