convergent thinking


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Savant syndrome
when a person has a very low IQ score, yet possesses one exceptional ablity
emotional intelligence
the ability to precieve, express, understand, and regulate emotions
refers to an ability to generate novel or valuable ideas
aptitude tests
designed to predict future perfromances
achievment tests
measure a person's current knowledge
the most widely used intelligence test
personality tests
psychological tests that measure various aspects of personality, including motives, interests, values, and atitudes
psychological test
a standardized measure of a sample of a person's behavior
reaction range
genetically determined limits on IQ or other traits
test norms
standards that provide information about where a score of a psychological test ranks in relation to other scores on that test
test-retest reliability
a type of reliability estimated by comparing subjects' scores on two administrations of a test
intelligence tests
measure people's mental aptitudes and compare them to others' through numerical scores
mental age
the chronological age that most typically corrsponds to a given level of preformance
the standford binet
Lewis Terman's widely used revision of binet's original intelligence test
intelligence quotient
defined originally as the ration of mental age to chronological agre muliplied by 100
the ability to learn from experience, solve problems, and use knowledge to adapt to new situations
factor analysis
a statistical procedure that identifies factors, or clusters of related items, that seem to define a common ability
general intelligence
factor, according to spearman and others, underlies each of the more specific mental abilities identified through factor analysis