psych 11 vocab
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a method for assessing an individual's mental aptitudes and comparing them with those of others
mental quality consisting of the ability to learn from experience
a general intelligence factor that underlies specific mental abilities
a statistical procedure that identifies clusters of related items on a test
a condition in which a person otherwise limited in mental ability has an exceptional specific skill
the ability to perceive, express, understand, and regulate emotions
a measure of intelligence test performance devised by Binet
the widely used American revision of Binet's original intelligence test
defined originally as the ratio of mental age to chronological age multiplied by 100
tests designed to assess what a person has learned.
a test designed to predict a person's future performance
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS)
the WAIS is the most widely used intelligence test; contains verbal and performance subtests
Defining meaningful scores by comparison with the performance of a pretested group.
the symmetrical bell-shaped curve that describes the distribution of many types of data
the extent to which a test yields consistent results
The extent to which a test measures or predicts what it is supposed to.
the extent to which a test samples the behavior that is of interest
the success with which a test predicts the behavior it is designed to predict
a condition of limited mental ability
a condition of mental retardation and associated physical disorders caused by an extra chromosome
a self-confirming concern that one will be evaluated based on a negative stereotype