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An umbrella term for several related abilities, including one’s capacities for problem solving, planning, reasoning, learning, and adapting.

Example: When confronting a novel situation, we bring all our accumulated experience to bear, attempting to devise a coping strategy.

APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2016). Intelligence. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 18, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/intelligence/