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5 Matching questions

  1. Aptitude tests
  2. Intelligence tests
  3. Test norms
  4. Mental retardation
  5. Personality tests
  1. a Psychological tests that measure general mental ability.
  2. b Psychological tests used to assess talent for specific types of mental ability.
  3. c Psychological tests that measure various aspects of personality, including motives, interests, values, and attitudes.
  4. d Subnormal general mental ability accompanied by deficiencies in everyday living skills originating prior to age 18.
  5. e Standards that provide information about where a score on a psychological test ranks in relation to other scores on that test.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Trying to expand the range of alternatives by generating many possible solutions.
  2. In intelligence testing, a score that indicates that a child displays the mental ability typical of a child of that chronological (actual) age.
  3. The measurement consistency of a test (or of other kinds of measurement techniques).
  4. A symmetric, bell-shaped curve that represents the pattern in which many characteristics are dispersed in the population.
  5. Narrowing down a list of alternatives to converge on a single correct answer.

5 True/False questions

  1. Heritability ratioAn estimate of the proportion of trait variability in a population that is determined by variations in genetic inheritance.


  2. ValidityThe ability of a test to measure what it was designed to measure.


  3. Content validityThe degree to which the content of a test is representative of the domain it's supposed to cover.


  4. Reaction rangeGenetically determined limits on IQ or other traits.


  5. Construct validityThe extent to which there is evidence that a test measures a particular hypothetical construct.


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