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Intellectual Factors


by Lee Edward Travis - 1935

In this chapter we limit our consideration to what is commonly known as the intellect. The intellect may be thought of in several ways: as the fundamental instrument responsible for understanding relationships; as the ability to abstract, judge, or reason; as the ability to respond well to new situations, to do 'originals'; and as the ability to learn. In many practical situations intellect may be considered to vary with the ability to learn more things or to learn the same things more quickly. We shall treat intellect mainly as the ability to understand directions or to use relations of likeness, part and whole, genus and species, or to use facts together.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 34, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 36 Number 9, 1935, p. 37-47
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20632, Date Accessed: 12/10/2019 11:01:27 AM

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