Nature vs. nurture
Cattell argued that nature rather than nurture played a key role in determining a person's characteristics; however, he did recognize the role of the environment (2/3rds environment; 1/3rd heredity)
type of intelligence that comes from formal education or from general experience; most intelligence tests attempt to measure it.
refers either to a group of interrelated overt behaviors (surface trait) or the deeper determinant of such interrelated behavior (source traits). The main usefulness of surface traits is that they provide information about source traits.
trait that determines how effectively a person works toward a desired goal (i.e. Intelligence).
constitutional source trait that determines a person's emotionality and style of behaving.
The Big Five factors of personality
describes personality without determining underlying causes (five basic factors of personality/ OCEAN)
sixteen-personality factor questionnaire including 16 multiple-choice scales measuring one underlying source trait of normal personality (Cattell).
information obtained about a person from performance on an objective test. The "t" stands for test.