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Chapter-07 Intelligence and Aptitude

BOOK TITLE: Basic Psychology for Nurses

Author
1. Kumar Rajesh
ISBN
9789352702169
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14190_8
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
16
Author Affiliations
1. PGIMER, Chandigarh, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, School of Public Health, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Center, Hinduja Health Care Mumbai, Global Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, rkderm@gmail.com, Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India, SGRD College of Nursing, SGRD Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Amritsar, Punjab, India, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, Rani Children Hospital, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India, Patna Medical College and Hospital, Patna, Bihar, India, Grant Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India, Nalanda Medical College, Patna, Bihar, India
Chapter keywords
Intelligence, aptitude, emotional intelligence, EI, intelligent quotient, sickness, nursing, graphic art aptitude test, clerical aptitude test, mechanical aptitude test

Abstract

Intelligence means intellect put to use. It is the use of intellectual abilities for handling a situation or accomplishing any task. Intelligence is the ability to adjust oneself to new situation. Intelligence is the ability to make profitable use of past experiences. Aptitude has been observed in the individuals that differ from one another and within themselves in one or the other filed of activity such as dance, music, art and mechanical job, etc. Characteristics of intelligence, theories of intelligence, emotional intelligence (EI), nature and meaning of emotional intelligence, intelligent quotient (IQ, mental ratio), measurement of intelligence, intelligence and sickness, intelligence and nursing, classification of aptitude, and measurement of aptitude are also covered in this chapter. In this chapter, short essay type questions and multiple choice questions along with their answer key are also provided.

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