Adults' conceptions of intelligence across the adult life span.

  title={Adults' conceptions of intelligence across the adult life span.},
  author={Cynthia A Berg and Robert J. Sternberg},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  volume={7 2},
To examine whether young, middle-aged, and older adults view the concept of intelligent person as similar or different during adulthood, 140 adults of various ages rated how likely it would be for individuals of average and exceptional intelligence at 30, 50, and 70 years of age to be engaged in behaviors previously identified by adults as characterizing adult intelligence. Adults perceived more similarity between exceptionally intelligent prototypes of closer ages (i.e., 30 and 50 and 50 and… CONTINUE READING

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