Everyone seems to know what intelligence is. When trying to define the concept, however, it is rather difficult to pinpoint exactly what it is that makes people smart: the knowledge someone has in their specialty area? their encyclopedic, general knowledge about any topic? or the ability to learn and to adjust to new circumstances? In this lecture I will give a short overview of psychological research on intelligence, including definitions, theoretical accounts and empirical findings.
Prof. Dr. Evelyn Ferstl