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A Model of Learnable Intelligence

In this chapter, I outline a three-part model of intelligence, to which I give the name the 3E Model. T iis model is structured by the following three propositions:

1. Intelligence is fundamentally entelic, involving the pursuit of valued goals within a problem space. Because of this, problem solving (and problem finding) can serve as a general model for intelligence;

2. Intelligence is efficient, involving the skilled representation, transfer, and transformation of information within the human cognitive system. Key cognitive abilities as identified in the psychometric tradition are parameters that describe the efficiency of the information processing system;

3. Intelligence is evaluative, in that purposeful thought and action depend on the quality of schemas for knowledge, motivators, procedures, and goals, which in turn relies on internalized standards as to what constitutes a high-quality schema.