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PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology - Textbook

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe cognition
  • Distinguish concepts and prototypes
  • Explain the difference between natural and artificial concepts
  • Define language and demonstrate familiarity with the components of language
  • Understand how the use of language develops
  • Explain the relationship between language and thinking
  • Describe problem solving strategies
  • Define algorithm and heuristic
  • Explain some common roadblocks to effective problem solving
  • Define intelligence
  • Explain the triarchic theory of intelligence
  • Identify the difference between intelligence theories
  • Explain emotional intelligence
  • Explain how intelligence tests are developed
  • Describe the history of the use of IQ tests
  • Describe the purposes and benefits of intelligence testing
  • Describe how genetics and environment affect intelligence
  • Explain the relationship between IQ scores and socioeconomic status
  • Describe the difference between a learning disability and a developmental disorder

Reading


Click on the links below to access the assigned reading.

     7.1 What is Cognition
     7.2 Language
     7.3 Problem Solving
     7.4 What are Intelligence and Creativity?
     7.5 Measures of Intelligence
     7.6 Source of Intelligence

Attribution

Thinking and Intelligence. Authored by: OpenStax CNX. Located at: http://cnx.org/content/col11629/latest. License: CC BY-4.0. License Terms: Download for free at http://cnx.org/contents/4abf04bf-93a0-45c3-9cbc-2cefd46e68cc@12.2.