Fluid intelligence is where a person is able to think abstractly and solve problems using their own judgment and logic. Fluid intelligence refers to being able to critically think without being influenced by prior education or experience. This type of intelligence is generally used when learning new things. The concept of fluid intelligence was first proposed by psychologist Raymond Cattell in 1963.
Fluid intelligence refers to the ability to solve problems without dwelling on past experiences or acquired knowledge. This type of intelligence typically starts to decline as people complete their postsecondary education. Examples of fluid intelligence include solving puzzles, developing strategies to solve timely problems and playing an instrument with no prior training. This type of intelligence is often contrasted with crystallized intelligence.