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5 Matching questions

  1. Test norms
  2. Validity
  3. Reification
  4. Reaction range
  5. Heritability ratio
  1. a Standards that provide information about where a score on a psychological test ranks in relation to other scores on that test.
  2. b Giving an abstract concept a name and then treating it as though it were a concrete, tangible object.
  3. c The ability of a test to measure what it was designed to measure.
  4. d An estimate of the proportion of trait variability in a population that is determined by variations in genetic inheritance.
  5. e Genetically determined limits on IQ or other traits.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. In intelligence testing, a score that indicates that a child displays the mental ability typical of a child of that chronological (actual) age.
  2. The generation of ideas that are original, novel, and useful.
  3. Tests that gauge a person's mastery and knowledge of various subjects.
  4. The uniform procedures used in the administration and scoring of a test.
  5. Psychological tests that measure various aspects of personality, including motives, interests, values, and attitudes.

5 True/False questions

  1. Intelligence quotient (IQ)A child's mental age divided by chronological age, multiplied by 100.


  2. Divergent thinkingNarrowing down a list of alternatives to converge on a single correct answer.


  3. Content validityThe extent to which there is evidence that a test measures a particular hypothetical construct.


  4. Deviation IQ scoresA figure that indicates the percentage of people who score below the score one has obtained.


  5. Criterion-related validityTest validity that is estimated by correlating subjects' scores on a test with their scores on an independent criterion (another measure) of the trait assessed by the test.