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5 Matching Questions

  1. Predictive Validity
  2. Factor analysis
  3. Intelligence Quotient
  4. Standardization
  5. Aptitude test
  1. a a statistical procedure that identifies clusters of related items (called factors) on a test; used to identify different dimensions of performance that underlie one's total score
  2. b defining meaningful scores by comparison with the performance of a pretested standardization group
  3. c The success with which a test predicts the behavior it is designed to predict; it is assessed by computing the correlation between test scores and the criterion behavior.
  4. d a test designed to predict a person's future performance
  5. e defined 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 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. 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.
  2. A condition of retardation and associated physical disorders caused by an extra chromosome in one's genetic makeup
  3. the widely used American revision of Binet's original intelligence test
  4. a self-confirming concern that one will be evaluated based on a negative stereotype
  5. the extent to which a test samples the behavior that is of interest

5 True/False Questions

  1. 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

          

  2. Criterionthe ability to produce novel and valuable ideas

          

  3. Creativitythe 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. Emotional Intelligencea 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. Savant Syndromea condition in which a person otherwise limited in mental ability has an exceptional specific skill, such as in computation or drawing

          

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