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Chapter 8-Psychology

IQ
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Intelligence
An overall capacity to think rationally, act purposefully, and deal effectively with the environment.
Mental Age
The averge mental ability people display at a given age.
Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
An index of intelligence defined as a person's mental age divided by his or her chronological age and multiplied by 100.
Cognition
The process of thinking or mentally processing information (images, concepts, words, rules, and symbols).
Concept
An idea representing a catagory of related objects or event.
Prototype
An ideal model used as a prime example of a particular concept.
Semantics
The study of meanings in words and language.
Understanding
In problem solving, a deeper comprehension of the nature of the problem.
Insight
A sudden mental reorganization of a problem that makes the solution obvious.
Intuition
Quick, impulsive thought that does not make use of formal logic or clear reasoning.