Definitions of intelligence

Definitions of intelligence

Part A: Psychologists have long been interested in defining intelligence. Definitions of intelligence have had far-reaching implications on how children are educated. Discuss how the following psychologists define intelligence:

Alfred Binet

Lewis Terman

David Wechsler

Robert Sternberg

Howard Gardner

Part B: Many colleges and universities use standardized tests as part of the admissions process for incoming students. The use of these tests is controversial, and psychologists research ways in which these tests both help and hurt students. Provide an argument either for or against the use of standardized tests in the admissions process using the following topics:

Achievement versus aptitude tests

Reliability and validity of standardized tests

Stereotype threat

Cultural difference among test takers