Human intelligence is an essential part of any problem solving technique. Many people have enough of this commodity to identify a problem at the surface level. However, few minds have the ability to reverse engineer a problem to find its root cause. The level of analysis one has to possess is a culmination of opportunity, time, experience, memory, deductive/inductive reasoning, active listening, and much more.
According to Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, "Various definitions of intelligence tend to converge around similar notions designed to capture the essence of this psychological factor. Jensen notes Carl Bereiter's definition of intelligence: “what you use when you don't know what to do” (p 111). After their extensive survey, Snyderman and Rothman underscored reasoning, problem solving, and learning as crucial for intelligence. The “mainstream science on intelligence” report coordinated by Gottfredson highlights reasoning, planning, solving problems, thinking abstractly, comprehending complex ideas, learning quickly, and learning from experience. The American Psychological Association (APA) report on intelligence acknowledges that “individuals differ from one another in their ability to understand complex ideas, to adapt effectively to the environment, to learn from experience, to engage in various forms of reasoning, to overcome obstacles by taking thought” (p 77)."
Reference: Colom, R., Karama, S., Jung, R. E., & Haier, R. J. (2010). Human intelligence and brain networks. Dialogues in clinical neuroscience, 12(4), 489–501.
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