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chp 8 self test

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cognition
the mental activities involved in acquiring, storing, retrieving and using knowledge are collectively known as ___________.
mental images
mental representations of previously stored sensory experiences are called __________.
preperation, identify given facts, seperate relevant from irrelevant facts
the 3 stages of problem solving are ______, _________ and _________.
algorithm
a logical step-by-step procedure that if followed will always produce the solution
creativity
__________ is the ability to produce valuable outcomes in a novel way
grammar
__________ is the set of rules that specify how phonemes, morphemes, words and phrases should be combined to express meaningful thoughts
phenomes, morphemes, grammar
__________, ___________, and _________ are the 3 building blocks of language
language acquisition device
according to Chomsky the innate mechanism that enables a child to analyxe language is known as ______.
intelligence
the definition of __________ is the ability to think rationally, act purposefully, and deal effectively with the environment
Wechsler Adult intelligence scale
the most widely used intelligence test; it is individually administered, contains 11 subtests, and yields separate verbal and performance intelligence scores, as well as an overall intelligence score
standardization
the development of standard procedures for administering and scoring a test is called _______.
savants
people with mental retardation who demonstrate exceptional ability in specific areas are called _______.
highly
the speed of response is _________ correlated with IQ scores
white male athletes
stereotype threat affects the IQ scores of what group.