Book Definition:

The knowledge a person has acquired, plus the ability to access that knowledge.

In Your Own Words


  • Ability to store and retrieve basic knowledge like facts and dates
  • "Book smart."
  • Information in storage that is retrievable.
  • Measures your storage/retrieval of information of semantics.

Examples/Functions


  • Being able to resite your name, address, phone number, etc.
  • Being able to memorize AP psychology vocab terms, and recall it during the AP exam
  • Being able to do well on Jeopardy.
  • Learning facts in school and later recalling them on trivia night.
  • Studying for a spelling test and be able to correctly spell the words on the day of the test.

Additional Resources


  1. http://psychology.about.com/od/cindex/g/def_crystalinte.htm
  2. http://www.alleydog.com/glossary/definition.cfm?term=Crystallized%20Intelligence
  3. http://psychology.about.com/od/cognitivepsychology/a/fluid-crystal.htm