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5 Matching questions

  1. Psychological test
  2. Validity
  3. Reaction range
  4. Reification
  5. Correlation coefficient
  1. a The ability of a test to measure what it was designed to measure.
  2. b A numerical index of the degree of relationship between two variables.
  3. c A standardized measure of a sample of a person's behavior.
  4. d Giving an abstract concept a name and then treating it as though it were a concrete, tangible object.
  5. e Genetically determined limits on IQ or other traits.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Test validity that is estimated by correlating subjects' scores on a test with their scores on an independent criterion (another measure) of the trait assessed by the test.
  2. An estimate of the proportion of trait variability in a population that is determined by variations in genetic inheritance.
  3. A symmetric, bell-shaped curve that represents the pattern in which many characteristics are dispersed in the population.
  4. Psychological tests that measure general mental ability.
  5. Scores that locate subjects precisely within the normal distribution, using the standard deviation as the unit of measurement.

5 True/False questions

  1. Emotional intelligenceGenetically determined limits on IQ or other traits.


  2. Content validityThe extent to which there is evidence that a test measures a particular hypothetical construct.


  3. CreativityThe ability of a test to measure what it was designed to measure.


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


  5. Test normsIn intelligence testing, a score that indicates that a child displays the mental ability typical of a child of that chronological (actual) age.


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