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Running head: INTELLIGENCE TESTING ARTICLE ANALYSIS 1
Intelligence Testing Article Analysis
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INTELLIGENCE TESTING ARTICLE ANALYSIS 2
Intelligence Testing Article Analysis
One very well researched subject in the field of psychology is intelligence. Intelligence
is a cognitive process according to the perspective of a psychologist and refers to one’s ability of
understanding the environment correctly by adapting to it, possessing the ability to reason
rationally, and able to solve problems by applying the needed resources if necessary. The way
intelligence is comprehended and interpreted may not only vary between individuals but also
differs from one culture to another and explains why there are endless intelligence tests trying to
acquire what is considered ingenious or not. Testing human intelligence is also one of the most
controversial assessments performed by the psychological discipline. Several factors explain this
dissension and include validity of tests, the nature versus nurture debate, and cultural prejudice.
In this paper, the author will comprehensibly explain intelligence and will examine theories of
intelligence by relating the subject to specifically selected articles. In addition, the effectuality of
intelligence testing will be further analyzed.
Definition of Intelligence
Intelligence is something that not only varies in its definition from one individual to
another but also may diverge between cultures. For instance, an individual may believe ones
math skills are what make a person intelligent whereas another could think knowing more than
one language is the key to being intelligent. On the other hand, someone living in a remote rural
area such as New Zealand requires different skills compared to a person living in a modern city
like Honolulu. Clearly, the skills needed to survive in either area will vary but both are major
contributors to what is thought of as intelligent in either culture. The deviations of defining
intelligence leads to the assumption there being several types of intelligences and might even
mean that intelligence is a unitary quality. Surely, many definitions of intelligence make it more

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