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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. validity
  2. reliability
  3. factor analysis
  4. confirmation bias
  5. intelligence
  1. a the extent to which a test measures or predicts what it is supposed to
  2. b 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
  3. c consistency in measurement
  4. d a tendency to search for information that confirms one's preconceptions
  5. e the ability to learn from experience, to use information, to understand things

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. defining meaningful scores by comparison with the performance of a pretested standardization group
  2. a condition of retardation and associated physical disorders caused by an extra chromosome in one's genetic makeup
  3. the most widely used intelligence test; contains verbal and performance (nonverbal) subtests.
  4. Clinging to one's initial conceptions after the basis on which they were formed has been discredited
  5. the study of meaning in language

5 True/False questions

  1. 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


  2. functional fixednessthe tendency to think of things only in terms of their usual functions; an impediment to problem solving


  3. Intelligence QuotientIQ test


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


  5. criterionall the mental activities associated with thinking, knowing, remembering, and communicating


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