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mental quality consisting of the ability to learn from experience, solve problems and use knowledge to adapt to new situations
giving an abstract concept a name and then treating it as though it were a concret, tangible object
a statistical procedure that identifies clusters of related items on a test; used to identify different dimensions of performance that underlie one's total score
general intelligence (g)
a factor that according to Spearman and others underlies specific mental abilities and is therefore measured by every task on an intelligence test
developed factor analysis; believed there is also a general intelligence or g factor that underlies the various clusters
intelligences each relatively independent of the others; may be good at one thing but not another
a condition in which a person otherwise limited in mental ability has an exceptional specific skill; such as computation or drawing
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