PSYC 2000 Lesson 9

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culture free

those who view intelligence as people's successful adaptation to their environment are most likely to be skeptical about the possibility of creating ___ tests of intelligence

validity

a test that measures or predicts what is supposed to is said to have a high degree of

cultural experiences

most experts would agree that intelligence tests are biased in the sense that test performance is influenced by

not valid

if both depressed and nondepressed individuals receive similar scores on a diagnostic test for depression, it is said that the test is

heritability

the ___ of intelligence refers to the percentage of variation in intelligence within a group that is attributable to genetic factors

savant syndrome

the characteristics of ___ most directly suggest that intelligence is a diverse set of distinct abilities

4

Five year old Jaime performed on an intelligence test at a level characteristic of an average 4 year old. Jaime's mental age is

aptitude

tests designed to predict ability to learn new skills are called ___ tests

emotional intelligence

the ability to control one's impulses and delay immediate pleasures in pursuit of long-term goals is most clearly a characteristic of

achievement

__ tests are designed to assess learned knowledge or skills

interpreting factial expressions of emotion

research on gender and emotional intelligence suggests that women are more skilled than men at

reliability

if a test yields consistent results every time it is used, it has a high degree of

standardized

in a __ test, a person's test performance can be compared with that of a pretested group

intellectual abilities

Binet and Simon designed a test of __ in order to identify children likely to have difficulty learning in school

normal curve

the bell-shaped pattern that represents the frequency of occurrence of intelligence test scores in the general population is called a

intelligence

capacity for goal-directed adaptive behavior

achievement

__ test is designed to assess what a person has learned

mental age

a measure of intelligence-test performance designed by Binet

intelligence quotient

IQ aka

heritability

the proportion of vartiation among individuals that we can attribute to genes

factor analysis

a statistical procedure that identifies clusters of related items

savant syndrome

a condition where a person with otherwise limited mental ability has an amazing specific skill

standardization

defining meaningful scores by comparison with a pretested group

validity

the extent to which a test measures what it is supposed to

emotional intelligence

the ability to perceive, express, understand, and regulate emotions

aptitude

test that is designed to predict a person's future performance

normal curve

the symmetrical bell-shaped curve

reliability

the extent to which a test yields consistent results

intelligence test

a method for assessing an individual's mental abilities

predictive validity

the success with which a test predicts the behavior it was designed to test

general intelligence (g)

factor that underlies specific mental abilities and is therefore measured by every task on an intelligence test

creativity

the ability to produce novel and valuable ideas

mental retardation

a condition of limited mental ability, indicated by an intelligence score of 70 or below and difficulty in adapting to the demands of life

down syndrome

a condition of retardation and associated physical disorders caused by an extra chromosome in one's genetic makeup

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