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Theories of intelligence

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Verbal comprehension
-The ability to understand concepts in verbal form.
General reasoning
-The ability to solve complex problems or plan something new by drawing on experience.
Word fluency
-The ability to speak and write fluently.
Memory
-The ability to learn and remember information
Number ability
-The ability to work with numbers.
Spatial ability
-The ability to represent things visually in space and to manipulate them mentally.
Perceptual speed
-The ability to recognise objects and identify similarities and differences.
Musical intelligence
-For composing performing and appreciating music.
Bodily-kinaesthetic intelligence
-For the movement of body or body parts. (dancing, football)
Logical-mathematical intelligence
-For logical reasoning, solving problems and numerical calculation.
Linguistic intelligence
-Related to the expression and understanding of words
Spatial intelligence
-For organising things in space.
Interpersonal intelligence
-For getting on with people.
Intrapersonal intelligence
-Understanding ourselves and being in touch with our feelings.
Naturalist intelligence
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Componential intelligence
-Refers to the ways in which people process information.
-These are the type of mental process that intelligent thought depend on.
Experiential intelligence
-Refers to the way the persons past experiences contribute to knowledge and skills that are applied in life situations or tasks.
-This means that experiential intelligence allows a person to meet the demands of different situations based on experience.
-With experience you can also learn to process information or perform a task automatically.
-In this way experiential intelligence allows you to deal with different tasks at the same time
Contextual intelligence
-Refers to being able to adapt to real world situations and various contents.
-Sternberg's view is that intelligence is a culturally defined concept.
-Certain acts may seem simple, in a particular context, they may represent highly adaptive behaviour.
-Different forms of intelligent behaviour are valued in different contexts.