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a factor of general intelligence originally identified by Raymond Cattell; Cattell defined fluid intelligence as "…the ability to perceive relationships independent of previous specific practice or instruction concerning those relationships." Fluid intelligence is the ability to think and reason abstractly and solve problems. This ability is considered independent of learning, experience, and education.
Synonyms: fluid reasoning
TSalo about two months ago.

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"Initial definition retrieved from http://psychology.about.com/od/cognitivepsychology/a/fluid-crystal.htm"
NPicchetti (about six years ago)

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Definition contributed by RPoldrack about five years ago:a factor of general intelligence originally identified by Raymond Cattell; Cattell defined fluid intelligence as "…the ability to perceive relationships independent of previous specific practice or instruction concerning those relationships." Fluid intelligence is the ability to think and reason abstractly and solve problems. This ability is considered independent of learning, experience, and education.

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Definition contributed by BGregory about six years ago:a factor of general intelligence originally identified by Raymond Cattell; Cattell defined fluid intelligence as "…the ability to perceive relationships independent of previous specific practice or instruction concerning those relationships." Fluid intelligence is the ability to think and reason abstractly and solve problems. This ability is considered independent of learning, experience, and education.

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Definition contributed by BGregory about eight years ago:a factor of general intelligence originally identified by Raymond Cattell; Cattell defined fluid intelligence as "…the ability to perceive relationships independent of previous specific practice or instruction concerning those relationships." Fluid intelligence is the ability to think and reason abstractly and solve problems. This ability is considered independent of learning, experience, and education. (From http://psychology.about.com/od/cognitivepsychology/a/fluid-crystal.htm)

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