Psychology of learning

Ability to do abstract reasoning

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Ability to do abstract reasoning

This group of definitions maintains that intelligence is the ability to carry on abstruct thinking. This implies the effective use of ideas and efficiency in dealing with symbols, specially numerical and verbal symbols. L. M. Termon (1921): An individual is intelligent in proportion as he is able to carry on abstract thinking PE. Vernon (1927): Intelligence is an allround thinking capacity or mental deficiency E. L. Thornlike (1931): we may define intelligence in general as the power of good responses from the point of view of truth or fact

Henry Garrel (1946): Intelligence is the abilities demanded in the solution of problems which require the comprehension and use of symbols i.e. words, numbers diagrams, equations, formula

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