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Updated 2007-04-03 08:02

Summary

Intelligence terminology.

Intelligence

TermDefinition
Crystallized IntelligenceAccumulated information and verbal skills, which increases with age according to Horn
Fluid IntelligenceThe ability to reason, which begins to decline from middle adulthood according to Horn
Divergent ThinkingThinking that produces many answers to one question; characteristic of creativity
Convergent ThinkingThinking that produces one correct answer; characteristic of the kind of thinking required for conventional intelligence tests.
BiasAn opinion based on a strong preference. This preference can be negative.
PrejudiceJudgement prior to aquiring relevant information and contrary to existing information
StereotypingA generalization about a group that does not allow for individual difference
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