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5 Matching questions

  1. heritability
  2. achievement test
  3. Intelligence Quotient
  4. general intelligence
  5. factor analysis
  1. a underlies specific mental abilities and is therefore measured by every task on an intelligence test
  2. b the proportion of variation among individuals that we can attribute to genes
  3. c 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
  4. d assess what a person has learned
  5. e defined originally as the ratio of mental age to chronological age multiplied by 100

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. our spoken, written, or signed words and the ways we combine them to communicate meaning
  2. a tendency to search for information that confirms one's preconceptions
  3. 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.
  4. in a language, the smallest unit that carries meaning; may be a word or a part of a word (such as a prefix)
  5. the stage in speech development, from about age 1 to 2, during which a child speaks mostly in single words

5 True/False questions

  1. savant syndromea condition in which a person otherwise limited in mental ability has an exceptional specific skill, such as in computation or drawing


  2. belief biasconsistency in measurement


  3. sanford-binetwidely used US revision made by terman of binet original intelligence test


  4. availability heuristica simple thinking strategy that often allows us to make judgments and solve problems efficiently; usually speedier but also more error-prone than algorithms


  5. algorithma methodical, logical rule or procedure that guarantees solving a particular problem


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