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  1. two-word stage
  2. confirmation bias
  3. linguistic determinism
  4. mental set
  5. predictive validity
  1. a 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.
  2. b a tendency to search for information that confirms one's preconceptions
  3. c Whorf's hypothesis that language determines the way we think.
  4. d a tendency to approach a problem in a particular way, often a way that has been successful in the past
  5. e beginning about age 2, the stage in speech development during which a child speaks mostly two-word statements

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. defining meaningful scores by comparison with the performance of a pretested standardization group
  2. a condition in which a person otherwise limited in mental ability has an exceptional specific skill, such as in computation or drawing
  3. stage of random nonsense words before the first birthday
  4. the stage in speech development, from about age 1 to 2, during which a child speaks mostly in single words
  5. a condition of retardation and associated physical disorders caused by an extra chromosome in one's genetic makeup

5 True/False Questions

  1. mental retardationa tendency to approach a problem in a particular way, often a way that has been successful in the past

          

  2. overconfidencethe ability to learn from experience, to use information, to understand things

          

  3. semanticsthe study of meaning in language

          

  4. syntaxthe grammatical arrangement of words in sentences

          

  5. stereotype threata self-confirming concern that one will be evaluated based on a negative stereotype

          

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