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5 Matching Questions

  1. General intelligence
  2. Savant Syndrome
  3. Content Validity
  4. Mental Retardation
  5. Intelligence
  1. a the extent to which a test samples the behavior that is of interest
  2. b a condition of limited mental ability, indicated by an intelligence score of 70 or below and difficulty in adapting to the demands of life; varies from mild to profound
  3. c mental quality consisting of the ability to learn from experience, solve problems, and use knowledge to adapt to new situations
  4. d a condition in which a person otherwise limited in mental ability has an exceptional specific skill, such as in computation or drawing
  5. e a general intelligence factor that according to Spearman and others underlies specific mental abilities and is therefore measured by every task on an intelligence test.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the behavior that a test is designed to predict
  2. the symmetrical bell-shaped curve that describes the distribution of many physical and psychological attributes. Most scores fall near the average, and fewer and fewer scores lie near the extremes.
  3. a method for assessing an individual's mental aptitudes and comparing them with those of others, using numerical scores
  4. a measure of intelligence test performance devised by Binet; the chronological age that most typically corresponds to a given level of performance
  5. a test designed to predict a person's future performance

5 True/False Questions

  1. Creativitythe ability to produce novel and valuable ideas

          

  2. Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scalea general intelligence factor that according to Spearman and others underlies specific mental abilities and is therefore measured by every task on an intelligence test.

          

  3. Reliabilitythe extent to which a test yields consistent results, as assessed by the consistency of scores on two halves of the test, on alternate forms of the test, or on retesting

          

  4. Intelligence Quotientdefined originally as the ratio of mental age (ma) to chronological age (ca) multiplied by 100 (thus, IQ = ma/ca × 100). On contemporary intelligence tests, the average performance for a given age is assigned a score of 100.

          

  5. Predictive Validitythe extent to which a test samples the behavior that is of interest

          

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