Crystallization phase refers to the phase in Tiedeman's career decision model when the person becomes more aware of the alternatives for action and their consequences. Conflicts among alternatives are recognized, and some alternatives are discarded. The person develops a strategy for making the decision, in part by weighing the costs and benefits.
theory of intelligence, that develop from cultural context and learning experience in contrast with Fluid abilities . Crystallized ability is one of two (2) higher order factors of intelligence conceived by Cattell. Crystallized ability refers to the intellectual capacities obtained through culture -based learning.