chapter  19
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Intelligence and individual differences

ByConstantine Ngara, Marion Porath

Intelligence is something in which everyone is interested. All cultures recognize certain abilities as outstanding and encourage and support the individuals they consider highly intelligent; they also strive to support those who are considered less intelligent. In this chapter we present an overview of theories of intelligence, discuss the role of culture in defining intelligence, and consider the implications of intelligence tests. To begin, we present some questions to help you reflect on your own ideas about intelligence. Each of us has beliefs about what intelligence is that are important to acknowledge.