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Module 33

intelligence test
a method for assessing an individual's mental aptitudes and comparing them with those of others, using numerical scores
mental quality consisting of the ability to learn from experience, solve problems, and use knowledge to adapt to new situations
general intelligence
a general intelligence factor that according to Spearman and others underlies specific mental abilities and is therefore measured by every task on an intelligence test.
factor analysis
a statistical procedure that identifies clusters of related items (called factors) on a test; used to identify different dimensions of performance that underlie one's total score
savant syndrome
a condition in which a person otherwise limited in mental ability has an exceptional specific skill, such as in computation or drawing
the ability to produce novel and valuable ideas
emotional intelligence
the ability to perceive, understand, manage, and use emotions