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As it relates to cognitive psychology is intelligence the single best predictor of success? Why or why not?

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Intelligence is not the single best predictor of success. Intelligence is a form of natural talent. It relates to one's ability to function cognitively in the domains of pattern recognition, memory, imagination, recall, and abstract reasoning. Cognitive psychologists understand intelligence as the ability to perform these particular functions well.

The strongest predictors of success are the habits of delayed gratification and deliberate practice. Delayed gratification is the...

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