What is intelligence? Why do some people learn faster than others? Intelligence is a very broad subject even though it seems it can be easily defined. Everyday, students go to school and learn the information by the same teaching and study techniques taught to them. But what makes someone learn quicker than someone else? Today there are still as many explanations of intelligence as there are people trying to study and understand it. Intelligence is the ability to process information found in one’s surroundings and putting it to use to make logical decisions and the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. There are many different types of intelligences, and there are numerous ways these intelligences can be interpreted within each category. I’ve always been the type of student that has to study a lot to learn my information. However for my friends, they don’t have too in order to perform well in class. Does this make them smarter than me? Or do they just have a faster way of learning than me? Growing up, I was never a fast learner and if I didn’t put enough time into studying I wouldn’t perform well in my class. Some of my friends and even my brother would never have to study nearly as much as me and would perform better than me in the classroom. I’ve tried many different techniques of studying to absorb information faster such as flash cards, reading chapters, writing out keys points, and none of them made me absorb the information quicker. What is the reasoning behind this? Are they really just smarter than me? I failed to believe that they were born smarter than me and began to realize that being interested in what I was learning helped improve my overall performance in my class. Being interested in a subject is a key to learning information quickly. If you are not interested in what you are reading or studying, your brain won’t retain the information you are trying to feed it. No matter what it is you are focusing on, we tell our brains what parts of information to retain by paying much closer attention to those types of information. Simply having a true interest in the subject and an eagerness to learn about it will also cause you to pay attention when the information is presented to you. However just becoming more interested into what it is you are learning won’t always help you in some circumstances because you have to memorize the information. Some people are just naturally blessed with being able to memorise information, while others struggle to memorise the same information. I always wondered why I have never had as
Mandatory notifications in experimental psychology
Since 2010, the National Law of Australia requires practitioners, employers and education providers to report "notifiable conduct" of another colleague, as defined in s. 140 of the National Law of Australia, to the National Agency of Australia in order to prevent the public being placed at risk of harm (Psychology Board of Autralia, 2012). These notifications are a necessary part of the system as they ensure that the public is kept safe from…
people, with the expert information from doctors. All the information stated on the website comes from professionals who have earned a degree in psychology and are giving the reader their aspect on how to handle different problems and disorders. The American Psychological Association was found with only 31 members, it now holds around 134,000 members each hold a doctoral-level degree in psychology to give expert advice and help for those who need it in some sub-field in psychology.
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can influence the manner in which individuals interact. On a larger scale, the characteristic personality make-up of the people living in individual countries is developed by nature and the type of environment that they are submerged in over time (Matthew, 2001). This is not unlike racial differences affected by an environment to which a given race is subjected over many generations. For example, climate can presumably influence temperament. When in danger of freezing, individuals feel insecure and…
reward for the hard-work staff. This is also a good way to keep the good staff to stay, and improve the productivity.
Working together and encouraging
¡°Work should be seen as a group rather than individual activity,¡± (Bartol, K., Tein, M., Matthews, G., Martin, D., (2005)) ¡°Humanistic supervision plus morale equals productivity.¡± (O'Connor, E. (1999)) Personally, Humanistic supervision involved social activities. Depend on the views of Mayo, an eligible manager or supervisor should have social…
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This course provides an overview of Behavioral Economics, an emerging ﬁeld
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We will study ways in which individuals systematically depart from assumptions…
Psychology 200 Course Reflection Paper
November 20, 2013
Prior to enrolling in a psychology class, I was terribly interested in the subject. I, myself, have struggled with anxiety and depression for years and been surrounded by others that have dealt with similar issues, so to study the root of various problems and be able to find a solution has always been intriguing to me. I also have three close friends that have gone on to study clinical psychology, so that with a mixture…
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Synopsis of State Laws
As a future marriage and family counselor, there are certain steps that one would have to take to become a licensed therapist. The process of doing so varies from each state, and the process includes many different views on ethic codes for a therapist to follow. In this essay, it will highlight the synopsis of New York State Laws concerning the process and procedures for obtaining a psychology licensure, and its views on ethical…
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John Spicer , Rodney Jackson & Robert Scragg
Department of Psychology , Massey University , Palmerston North,
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September 16, 2014
2nd Block DC Psychology
Decline of Mental Abilities in Old Age & Alzheimers Disease
It is a common known fact that when you are in old age, your mental abilities are not as
strong as they were in the earlier years of your life. It happens to everyone and is absolutely
inevitable, but some people’s abilities deteriorate much more quickly than most due to diseases.
One of those diseases being Alzheimer’s disease.
In a study, done…
The film How to Train Your Dragon offers many good examples of how social psychology can be applied to situations that cannot be encountered in normal day to day life. I chose to analyze this movie because I enjoy the message that it sends about acceptation and how people can work past prejudice. Throughout the film there are examples of conformity, altruism, and informational influence that I will analyze in different scenes in the film using various research articles. This will be done in order…