The Theory Of Measuring Intelligence

1613 WordsJul 7, 20157 Pages
Introduction Since childhood I can remember how the term “IQ” could make or break a person’s dignity and credibility all in one. Through the years a line has been drawn that to this day categorizes a person’s abilities both mentally and physically. Statements like “He is street smart, not book smart” have been used and overused in today’s society. Although research and new learning strategies have been in development since the 1980s, much of society still sees intelligence in this limited manner. Though the course of this paper we will look at theories for measuring intelligence. We will also explore how memory plays a major role in developing intelligence and the effect these factors have on learning. Intellectual Development Intellectual development can best be described as a child’s ability to think about and understand his/her world. The manner in which a child obtains and processes raw information, relates to others and is impacted by the world around affects all areas of development. Of course we have learned that this is just one component in a child’s development. Other areas are motor, growth, communication, emotional and social abilities. As young children learn new skills, these skills become integrated. For example, a child learning to walk can also be learning how to solve problems, use different words, be independent, and develop equilibrium and coordination. In order to better understand the idea intellectual power it is important that we take a look ways
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