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This is a measurement tool
or technique used to quantify,
understand, and/or predict behavior.
This type of test measures an individual's potential for learning something or fordeveloping a specific skill.
This is the type of test that you take in your college classes (e.g., a statistics exam).
This term describes the potential to solve problems, think abstractly, adapt to circumstances, and learn through experience
This type of personality test provides statements to which you must select the response that applies to you best.
This type of test has items that require no judgment to score.
This type of test can only be administered to one person at a time.
The origins of psychological testing can be traced to this country, over 4000 years ago.
Civil service testing programs began in
Great Britian, France, Germany, and the
United States during this century.
This term is used to describe the fact that no two people are exactly alike in ability and behavior.
Sir Francis Galton developed methods
of testing individual differences in these
types of human functions.
intelligence, heritability, personality
This U.S. psychologist coined the term
This German scientist is credited with
founding the science of psychology.
These are the the two lines of inquiry,
or major foundations, of testing.
This term describes the group of people who are given a test under specific conditions and from whom norms are generated.
This term refers to an individual's performance on an intelligence scale relative to others of the same age group.
age related norms
This is the year the first Binet-Simon Scale of intelligence was published.
This is the name given to the Binet-Simon scale after it was revised by Terman for use in the United States.
These are the two group ability/ intelligence tests developed by a committee of psychologists for the U.S. Army in World War
Army alpha and Army beta
The person who published an intelligence test in 1939 that yielded several IQ scores relating to different intellectual abilities.
Norms (based on a standardization sample) are used in this way.
show how others have performed
This term refers to relatively enduring
tendencies to act, think, or feel in ways
that distinguish one person from another
Projective personality tests differ from
structured personality tests in [one of] these three important ways.
projective tests are judgment based
no right or wrong answer
This individual created and published the Rorschach test in 1921.
This projective test consists of ambiguous pictures; subjects must create a story based on each picture shown to them.
thematic apperception test (TAT)
The acronym MMPI stands for this.
Minnesota multiphase personality inventory
This type of personality test presents specific questions, to which there are defined response alternatives.
This test, developed through factor analysis by Cattell in the 1940s, continues to be a widely used measure of personality.
16F (16 personality factors)
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