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5 Matching Questions

  1. Reliability
  2. Standardization
  3. Intelligence test
  4. Savant Syndrome
  5. Mental Age
  1. a a measure of intelligence test performance devised by Binet; the chronological age that most typically corresponds to a given level of performance
  2. b a method for assessing an individual's mental aptitudes and comparing them with those of others, using numerical scores
  3. c defining meaningful scores by comparison with the performance of a pretested standardization group
  4. d the 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
  5. e a condition in which a person otherwise limited in mental ability has an exceptional specific skill, such as in computation or drawing

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. the widely used American revision of Binet's original intelligence test
  4. the ability to perceive, understand, manage, and use emotions
  5. 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

5 True/False Questions

  1. Stereotype Threata self-confirming concern that one will be evaluated based on a negative stereotype


  2. Mental Retardationa 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. Achievement Testa test designed to assess what a person has learned


  4. Aptitude testa test designed to predict a person's future performance


  5. Normal Curvethe 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.


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