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  Intelligence (trait) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Intelligence is the mental capacity to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend ideas and language, and learn.
Although nonscientists generally regard the concept of intelligence as having much broader scope, in psychology, the study of intelligence generally regards this trait as distinct from creativity, personality, character, or wisdom.
Despite the variety of concepts of intelligence, the most influential approach to understanding intelligence (i.e., the one that has generated the most systematic research) is based on psychometric testing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Intelligence_(trait)   (1577 words)

 Intelligence (trait) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Intelligence is a general mental capability that involves the ability to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend ideas and language, and learn.
In psychology, the study of intelligence is related to the study of personality but is not the same as creativity, personality, character, or wisdom.
When considering animal intelligence, a more general definition of intelligence might be applied: the "ability to adapt effectively to the environment, either by making a change in oneself or by changing the environment or finding a new one" (Encyclopædia Britannica).
www.pasadena.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Intellect   (1203 words)

 Intelligence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Intelligence (trait) is the ability to solve problems
Intelligence (journal), a scientific journal dealing with intelligence and psychometrics
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Intelligence   (91 words)

 Molecular Biology - The Genetic Basis of Intelligence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Intelligence can be divided into various subcategories such as reasoning, problem solving, and memory, and so creating a consistent scale by which one can measure intelligence is quite difficult.
By the 1960s genetic studies on intelligence resulted in declining interest in the environmental origins of intelligence in psychology, enhancing acceptance of a genetic influence on intellect [reviewed in 6].
Wahlsten D. Increasing the raw intelligence of a nation is constrained by ignorance, not its citizens' genes.
www.bioteach.ubc.ca /MolecularBiology/Intelligence   (2433 words)

 KV Petrides - Trait EI
The theory of trait emotional intelligence (trait emotional self-efficacy) emerged from the distinction between two EI constructs (ability EI and trait EI; Petrides, 2001; Petrides and Furnham, 2000, 2001; Petrides, Furnham, and Frederickson, 2004).
The trait emotional intelligence research program was launched at the Institute of Education, University of London in 2002.
"Trait emotional intelligence is a constellation of emotion-related self-perceptions and dispositions located at the lower levels of personality hierarchies" (Petrides and Furnham, 2001).
www.ioe.ac.uk /schools/phd/kpetrides/trait_ei1.htm   (521 words)

 TRAIT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The traits of intelligence, dominance, self-confidence, high energy and activity level and task-relevant knowledge are most often mentioned and are commonly agreed upon across all leadership analyses.
Intelligence, as we have mentioned before, is one of the most researched traits pertaining to leadership.
One review of studies indicated that 88% of the 196 relations between leadership and intelligence were positive, 92 of these 196 relations were significant, and 99% of the significant relations were positive.
tech.clayton.edu /eddins/trait.htm   (952 words)

 Classics in the History of Psychology -- Allport (1927)
Symonds (36) believes that since we are never sure of the existence of traits nor of their definition, we should center attention upon reliabilities and let even validities await their turn.
Traits become predictable to the extent that identities in stimulus situations are predictable.
The characteristics of type-trait are: (1) that a direct or indirect quantitative measure of it exists, (2) that in a given age group it exists in amounts which correlate to the extent zero with other measured traits, (3) that this zero correlation stamps the type-trait with a peculiar value in interpreting mental life.
psychclassics.yorku.ca /Allport/concepts.htm   (3124 words)

 Reprints   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Trait emotional intelligence: Behavioural validation in two studies of emotion recognition and reactivity to mood induction.
In Study 2, trait EI scores from 102 persons were residualized on the Big Five and subsequently 15 high and 15 low trait EI individuals were selected to participate in a mood induction experiment.
Results confirmed the hypotheses, thus supporting the view that psychometric intelligence is perceived as a primarily masculine attribute in contrast to emotional intelligence, which is perceived as a primarily feminine attribute.
www.psychol.ucl.ac.uk /petrides/reprints.htm   (1644 words)

 Homo Sum » Blog Archive » SF authors say smart things (Part 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
I’m comfortable with a distinction between biological intelligence (which I think we’re saying is essentially a question of capacity/raw capability) and social/cultural intelligence (which is more about the accretion of knowledge and culture) with some other term standing in for the combination of the two–i.e.
In the case of advancements in the collective pool, the applied intelligence of one member of a species–standing on the metaphorical shoulders of all the preceding contributors to the pool, of course–can radically affect the survival prospects for the entire species.
Intelligence and accumulated knowledge change the nature of evolution, because it makes it easier for the action of individual members to affect the ability of the entire society to survive.
www.chrismclaren.com /blog/archives/2006/01/03/sf-authors-say-smart-things-part-1   (4343 words)

An individuals score on a test of intelligence (also referred to as cognitive ability) is a good indicator of their likelihood of success in academic or vocational pursuits.
Estimates of the size of the decline in intelligence have varied from 2 IQ points per generation in the early part of this century to.8 of a point in recent years.
The intelligent and conscientious who go out and get a job are in fact subsidising the less intelligent and less conscientious who stay home and produce nothing but children.
www.biblebelievers.org.au /dysgenic.htm   (4992 words)

 Re: Intelligence - Bad for Evolution?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
On an evolutionary point of view, a trait (such as learning abilities) will evolve under natural selection if: there is genetic diversity for this trait (and this was already shown long time ago in Drosophila) and if its fitness benefits outweigh its costs.
Intelligence, as humans define the term, is rarely a factor in the vast majority of evolutionary changes.
Encephalization (a term used for rapid increase in brain size and, presumably, intelligence by paleontologist and anthropologist) is not new to evolution.
cognews.com /1064468319/1064570381/index_html   (868 words)

 Wikinfo | Intelligence (trait)
Intelligence, narrowly defined, can be measured by intelligence tests (see IQ).
The general factor measured by each intelligence test is known as "g" (see g theory).
Researchers in the field of human intelligence have encountered a considerable amount of public concern and criticism; much more than many scientists would be accustomed to or comfortable with.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Intelligence_(trait)   (391 words)

 General Replicator Theory - Intelligence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Selection of this "intelligence" trait will instigate an evolutionary drive to increase the "intelligence" of Intelligent Replicators to that limited by the physical constraints of the environment.
That is, although the genes initiated intelligence, once initiated, the advantage of being a Intelligent Replicator was such that it led to the conscious selection of better genes to further increases the abilities of such intelligence, essentially forming a positive feedback loop.
Since, the brain is an Intelligent Replicator instructed by its genes and memes, all artistic, musicianship, inventiveness, etc must be the result of a random process.
www.anasoft.co.uk /replicators/intelligence.html   (1995 words)

 Untitled Document
In contrast, trait complex approaches consider whether combinations of cognitive, affective, and conative traits are particularly facilitative or impeding of the development of domain knowledge.
Derivation of trait complexes is described; empirical data on trait complexes, career choice, and domain-specific knowledge are reviewed; and implications for developments in vocational and educational couseling are suggested.
Relations between personality and intelligence were investigated in the context of the distinction between intelligence as typical engagement and intelligence as maximal engagement.
www.psychology.gatech.edu /KanferAckerman/SelectedPublications.html   (10838 words)

 The Ideal Human   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Therefore, by increasing the average intelligence, and thus decreasing the differences in intelligence between one individual and another, those who find themselves on the extremes of normal variation will not be so isolated due to a vast gulf between their intellectual capacities.
Multiply to this the benefits of increased intelligence, which shortens both the time necessary to learn and the output per individual, and there will be a massive, long term boost to the economy which can more than pay for the initial costs of even the most thoroughgoing and expensive eugenics program.
These traits are those which are important on an individual basis, and should definitely be improved with eugenics, but are not necessary to sustain civilization itself.
www.childrenofmillennium.org /eugenics/pages/homosuperior.htm   (2997 words)

 The Intuitive Brain and ADD
Intuitive intelligence is the ability to learn complex skills and solve problems on a subconscious basis; for example, a child learning to speak without learning the rules of grammar.
Sensory intelligence is what we normally think of as intelligence because it is conscience thinking, while the other two types are more mysterious and subsequently discounted.
Intuitive intelligence is used to identify relationships and concepts while sensory intelligence is used in remembering details and linear thinking.
borntoexplore.org /addint.htm   (1458 words)

 ipedia.com: Intelligence (trait) Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
While the definition and importance of intelligence is an issue of some controversy, especially in the popular press, a consensus opinion exists among intelligence researchers on many issues.
Some researchers have proposed that intelligence is not a single quantity or concept, but really consists of a set of relatively independent abilities.
Intelligence is well recognized as being important for academic success.
www.ipedia.com /intelligence__trait_.html   (823 words)

 CalPundit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Liberal disgust with racist misuse of research into intelligence is understandable — especially given its long and miserable history — but in fighting it we have a tendency to throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Technical discussions of intelligence often revolve around whether there is a mental trait called "g" (for "general intelligence") that underlies all the factors that make up intelligence.
Intelligence is not a synonym for social worth, nor is it the only mental trait that's important.
calpundit.blogspot.com /2003_02_16_calpundit_archive.html   (14281 words)

 Sexual selection for intelligence-indicators   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
g factor is superordinate to the spatial intelligence factor and the verbal intelligence factor.
Though we often attribute high intelligence to someone capable of impressive verbal, visual, or musical behavior, it is not so clear whether the link between intelligence and fitness is consciously understood.
From this perspective, the continuing heritability of human intelligence may be a special case of the heritability of fitness itself, which is the evolutionary norm.
www.unm.edu /~psych/faculty/intelligence.htm   (3575 words)

 Behavioral Genetics in the Postgenomic Era pumplished by the American Psychological Association, 2003.eugenics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
To consider intelligence as a continuum suggests that all children should be allowed to move as fast as they are able - maintaining a certain minimal level of challenge - through the educational system.
trait, it predicts important social outcomes such as educational and occupational levels far better than any other trait, and it is a key factor in cognitive aging.
Both brain size and intelligence are 80% to 90% genetic after the age of eighteen, so there is no question, based on this recent research, that the differences between races in intelligence is mostly genetic in origin.
home.comcast.net /~neoeugenics/bgpe.htm   (9626 words)

 Genetic Basis of Intelligence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Another effort to track down genes that may play a role in intelligence is the IQ quantitative trait loci project, an association study examining gene markers of neurological relevance linked with intelligence (Plomin et al, 1994).
The answer which seems to be forming out of continued research in intelligence is that intelligence is formed by a combination of both, in relatively equal amounts, "many experts.
Therefore, the overall heredibility of intelligence is estimated at 50-70% (Clothier, J.L.1997).
www.humboldt.edu /~morgan/iq_s01.htm   (2410 words)

 Emotional Intelligence Test, EQ Test: Theory & Measurement
In short, whether viewed primarily in terms of their relevance to life success or in terms of the conventional definition of emotional intelligence, Achieving Tendency and Disciplined Goal Orientation are deemed to be highly relevant for assessing emotional intelligence.
A combined total score for the five traits is used in data analyses and is labeled the Relaxed Temperament Scale, because the total score for this scale has been shown to relate to relaxed temperament as measured by the PAD scales.
Proponents of the concept of emotional intelligence have argued that IQ measures fail to account for (or explain) most of the variance in individual differences in life success.
www.kaaj.com /psych/scales/eitheory.html   (1654 words)

 Emotional Intelligence - References, Construct Validity
The newsletter is published monthly and includes research summaries from the latest EI research, upcoming conferences, news, and tips for improving emotional intelligence in the workplace.
Ashkanasy, N. and Daus, C. Rumors of the death of emotional intelligence in organizational behavior are vastly exaggerated.
Freudenthaler, H. and Neubauer, A. Emotional intelligence: The convergent and discriminant validities of intra- and interpersonal emotional abilities.
www.eiconsortium.org /references/reference_construct_validity.htm   (649 words)

 GameSpot Game Guides Presents: Vampire: The Masquerade Game Guide
Save the experience you might devote to intelligence and continue to bolster your strength, dexterity, and stamina traits.
Monitor the blood discipline pane and, if there's a discipline you desire, consider spending the experience to raise your intelligence trait to meet the requirement.
For melee fighters, a high wits trait provides a slower progression toward becoming frenzied, which could certainly help in hectic melee battles where each hit from the enemy drives up your frenzy level.
www.gamespot.com /gamespot/guides/pc/vampire/p2_02.html   (262 words)

 Emotional Intelligence Book   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The book shows what each trait is like, how to measure it by observation, strengths of the trait, potential difficulties with the trait, how each trait predicts job compatibility and success, and how each trait affects relationship compatibility and success.
This emotional intelligence book is based upon 20 years of research using the Simmons Personal Survey, which measures the 13 key characteristics of emotional intelligence.
Managers can compare traits to specific jobs and make quality decisions which will improve their job hiring practices and job performance expectations.
www.eqhelp.com /Emotional_Intelligence_Book.htm   (450 words)

 Intelligence (trait)
See also the Dictionary definition of Intelligence,, trait,
Intelligence tests are often used to quantify human intelligence.
APA Task Force Examines the Knowns and Unknowns of Intelligence (http://www.lrainc.com/swtaboo/taboos/apa_01.html)
www.askfactmaster.com /Intelligence_(trait)   (790 words)

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