fluid intelligence

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The ability to form concepts, reason and identify similarities; it is intuitive and represents the activity involved when forming new mental structures rather than making use of old ones. It includes the ability to see complex relationships and solve problems, and it can decline with age if not 'exercised'

flu·id in·tel·li·gence

(flūid in-teli-jĕns)
Ability to reason quickly and think abstractly; a combination of reasoning and abstract thought
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In 1941, Cattell originally proposed the existence of both fluid and crystallized intelligence (McGrew, 2005).
Although many adherents of CHC theory evaluate children's abilities using standardized tests, and many schools provide appropriate testing for enrollees, teachers' good observational skills within the school context can assist in differentiating students' abilities in fluid and crystallized intelligence, quantitative knowledge, visual and auditory processing, and reading and writing readiness (Wendling & Mather, 2009).
Thus, in line with the cognitive ageing literature, the measures of fluid and crystallized intelligence revealed the typical pattern of ageing, with the younger participants superior only on the fluid measure, a finding in keeping with the notion that fluid but not crystallized intelligence declines with advancing years (Salthouse, 2000).
Particular attention was paid to the concepts of postformal thought and fluid and crystallized intelligence.
The Cattell-Horn-Carroll (Carroll, 1993; Horn & Noll, 1997) theory of fluid and crystallized intelligence maintains its status as one of the current major empirical theories of intelligence.
Although evidence for the Shipley's ability to measure fluid and crystallized intelligence has yet to emerge, a study comparing the Shipley to the KAIT, a test that measures fluid (Gf) and crystallized (Gc) abilities has not been conducted.
Academic intelligence was measured with conventional measures of fluid and crystallized intelligence.
The distinction between fluid and crystallized intelligence is crucial to any examination of the link between discrepantly poor verbal skills and poor reading.
A test of the theory of fluid and crystallized intelligence in middle and low socio-economic status children.
This contrast between the effects of ageing on fluid and crystallized intelligence is well-documented.