Psy 335 Theory Of Intelligence
Journal activities in this course are private between you and the instructor. For the journal assignments in this course, you will be relating course concepts to your own personal experiences, sharing personal opinions and viewpoints, and engaging with course concepts and materials at a deeper, more reflective level. By first relating to your own experiences, you will be preparing for a possible future career of serving clients in the psychology field.
Prompt: In addition to formal theories of intelligence, everyone has his or her own informal theory of intelligence. In this journal assignment, referring to scholarly research, think about what your theory of intelligence would be.
The following critical elements must be addressed:
How do you recognize intelligence (or the lack thereof) when you see it? Refer to course concepts in your response. How does your theory conform to formal theories? Relate your response to course theories. What psychometrics—tasks, observations, or questions—would you use to measure intelligence according to your personal theory? Refer to course
concepts and theories in your rationale.
Guidelines for Submission: Submit assignment as a Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins.
Critical Elements Proficient (100%) Needs Improvement (85%) Not Evident (0%) Value
Recognize Thoroughly and clearly explains and pinpoints observations of intelligence, refers to relevant course concepts, and uses ample detail
Explains and pinpoints observations of intelligence, but response lacks detail, refers to some irrelevant course concepts, and/or is not clear or logical
Does not explain or pinpoint observations of intelligence
Theory Thoroughly and clearly relates view of intelligence to relevant course theory and uses specific details
Relates view of intelligence to course theory, but response lacks details, clarity, and/or is illogical
Does not relate view of intelligence to course theory
Psychometrics Clearly articulates the tasks, observations, and questions required to measure intelligence in proposed personal theory, relates response to course concepts and theories, and uses specific details
Articulates the tasks, observations, and questions required to measure intelligence in proposed personal theory and relates response to course concepts and theories, but response lacks details and clarity
Does not articulate the tasks, observations, and questions required to measure intelligence in proposed personal theory
Articulation of Response Journal assignment is mostly free of errors; errors of organization and grammar are marginal and rarely interrupt the flow
Journal assignment contains errors of organization and grammar, but these are limited enough so that assignment can be understood
Journal assignment contains errors of organization and grammar, making the assignment difficult to understand