A condition in which a person otherwise limited in mental ability has an exceptional specific skill.
The widely used American revision (by Terman) of Binet's original intelligence test
A test designed to predict a person's future performance; aptitude is the capacity to learn.
A test designed to assess what a person has learned. AP exam is an achievement test.
The extent to which a test yields consistent (same) results. SAT is reliable because after the first time you take it,you tend to have similar results.
Sir Francis Galton
Cousin of Darwin, thought intelligence was 100% genetic (and head size was an indication of intelligence).
Schachter Two Factor
My favorite theory of emotion because it rhymes. Emotion is physical arousal plus THINKING about the situation. Putting a cognitive label on what you are feeling.
General Adaptation Syndrome
Hans Selye's model for what happens to us physically during stress. Alarm, Resistance, Exhaustion. I think we are nearing exhaustion now.
Sternberg's Theory of Intelligence
Put on your thinking CAP...creative, Analytical, Practical are the three types of intelligence.
External locus of control
The idea that chance or outside forces beyond your control determines one's fate.
The hopelessness that comes when a person learns when they cannot avoid repeated bad events.
Jung's idea that we share inherited memory traces in an unconscious separate from the Personal Unconscious.
Level of the mind where we hide thoughts we do not want to think about ...ever. Largest level of the mind.
The counseling technique that Freud used to get into the unconscious mind. Person says whatever comes to mind.
Mental Tricks the Ego used to ease the stress of dealing with the Id and Superego.
When you are Really 2 Faced. Switching an unacceptable impulse into it's opposite.