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Psychology 2e

Critical Thinking Questions

Psychology 2eCritical Thinking Questions


Describe an event schema that you would notice at a sporting event.


Explain why event schemata have so much power over human behavior.


How do words not only represent our thoughts but also represent our values?


How could grammatical errors actually be indicative of language acquisition in children?


How could a specific learning disability, such as dysgraphia or dyslexia, impact a child’s educational and school experience?


What is functional fixedness and how can overcoming it help you solve problems?


How does an algorithm save you time and energy when solving a problem?


Describe a situation in which you would need to use practical intelligence.


Describe a situation in which cultural intelligence would help you communicate better.


Why do you think different theorists have defined intelligence in different ways?


Compare and contrast the benefits of the Stanford-Binet IQ test and Wechsler’s IQ tests.


What evidence exists for a genetic component to an individual’s IQ?


Describe the relationship between learning disabilities and intellectual disabilities to intelligence.

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