PSY101 - Unit 6 - Cognition and Intelligence

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Unit 6 - Cognition and IntelligenceTextbook readings: pp. 219-220; pp. 235-248.Watch: Discovering Psychology: Cognitive ProcessesCognitive Processess is the tenth program in the DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY series. This program explores the evolution of cognitive psychology and how we take in information. Cognitive psychology spans a vast range of study, from the parts of the brain used in reading to the computer's impact on the study of how humans think.©2001 WGBH Educational Foundation All Rights ReservedDiscovering Psychology: Testing and IntelligenceTesting and Intelligence is the sixteenth program in the DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY series. This program explores the history of intelligence tests, based on the work of Alfred Binet. You'll also explore the field of psychological assessment, potential biases in testing, and the influence of cultural beliefs and stereotypes on test performance.©2001 WGBH Educational Foundation All Rights ReservedAll descriptions come from Annenberg Learning.Learning objectives:1.      Define cognition and intelligence.2.      Explain these different types of intelligence: crystallized & fluid; the three types of intelligence in Sternberg’s “triarchic” theory; “multiple intelligences” in Gardner’s theory; and “emotional intelligence” according to Goleman.3.      Define “I.Q. score” and explain how it is measured.4.      Explain how “normal” intelligence is identified.5.      Define learning disability.6.      Define “intellectual disability” and describe the different subtypes.7.      Explain how intelligence may be influenced by both “nature” and “nurture”.