History Of Human Intelligence

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Intelligence is generally studied among human beings. Intelligence is defined as the capacity for logic, abstract thought, understanding, self-awareness, communication, learning, emotional knowledge, memory, planning, creativity and problem solving of the individual. It is generally described as the ability to perceive information, and retain it as knowledge to be applied towards adaptive behaviors within an environment. 1.8.1 HISTORY OF THE TERM
Intelligence derives from the Latin verb intelligere, to comprehend or perceive. A form of this verb, intellectus, became the medieval technical term for understanding, and a translation for the Greek philosophical term ‘nous’. This term was however strongly linked to the metaphysical and cosmological
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Human intelligence is the intellectual capacity of humans, which is characterized by perception, consciousness, self-awareness, and volition. Intelligence enables humans to remember descriptions of things and use those descriptions in future behaviors. It is a cognitive process. It gives humans the cognitive abilities to learn, form concepts, understand, and reasons, including the capacities to recognize patterns, comprehend ideas, plan, problem solving, and use language to communicate. Intelligence enables humans to experience and
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Psychologists are concerned about the relationship between intelligence and personality, the individual attributes that could facilitate or compromise intelligence, and how intelligence manifests in different kinds of people. Assessment, on the other hand, is all about developing and refining tests that measure intelligence. Today, psychologists are increasingly becoming involved in these two areas. Some utilize assessments to gain more insight about the individuality of intelligence, while others draw from individual cases to develop and refine existing intelligence
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