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5 Matching Questions

  1. Mental age
  2. Validity
  3. Normal distribution
  4. Intelligence tests
  5. Criterion-related validity
  1. a 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. b The ability of a test to measure what it was designed to measure.
  3. c In intelligence testing, a score that indicates that a child displays the mental ability typical of a child of that chronological (actual) age.
  4. d Psychological tests that measure general mental ability.
  5. e A symmetric, bell-shaped curve that represents the pattern in which many characteristics are dispersed in the population.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Standards that provide information about where a score on a psychological test ranks in relation to other scores on that test.
  2. Psychological tests that measure various aspects of personality, including motives, interests, values, and attitudes.
  3. Scores that locate subjects precisely within the normal distribution, using the standard deviation as the unit of measurement.
  4. The extent to which there is evidence that a test measures a particular hypothetical construct.
  5. Narrowing down a list of alternatives to converge on a single correct answer.

5 True/False Questions

  1. StandardizationGiving an abstract concept a name and then treating it as though it were a concrete, tangible object.

          

  2. Mental retardationSubnormal general mental ability accompanied by deficiencies in everyday living skills originating prior to age 18.

          

  3. ReificationThe measurement consistency of a test (or of other kinds of measurement techniques).

          

  4. ReliabilityThe generation of ideas that are original, novel, and useful.

          

  5. Emotional intelligencePsychological tests that measure various aspects of personality, including motives, interests, values, and attitudes.

          

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