Date of Award
Master of Arts
There are perhaps as many definitions of intelligence as there are definers. However, one definition which has extensive commonsense appeal, according to Simrall (1947), identifies intelligence with the ability to learn, or to profit from experience. Certainly, many practicing psychologists have interpreted intelligence test scores as reflective of an individual's learning ability or potential for future learning. In his address as retiring president of the American Psychological Association, Garrett commented that: "It is undoubtedly true that intelligence involves the ability to learn..." (Garrett, 1946, p. 372).
Peddicord, Robert Stephen, "The relation between measured intelligence and the ability to learn" (1968). Master's Theses. 816.