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5 Matching questions

  1. Reliability
  2. Factor analysis
  3. Savant Syndrome
  4. Stereotype Threat
  5. Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
  1. a a statistical procedure that identifies clusters of related items (called factors) on a test; used to identify different dimensions of performance that underlie one's total score
  2. b a self-confirming concern that one will be evaluated based on a negative stereotype
  3. c the extent to which a test yields consistent results, as assessed by the consistency of scores on two halves of the test, on alternate forms of the test, or on retesting
  4. d a condition in which a person otherwise limited in mental ability has an exceptional specific skill, such as in computation or drawing
  5. e is the most widely used intelligence test; contains verbal and performance (nonverbal) subtests.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the behavior that a test is designed to predict
  2. defined originally as the ratio of mental age (ma) to chronological age (ca) multiplied by 100 (thus, IQ = ma/ca × 100). On contemporary intelligence tests, the average performance for a given age is assigned a score of 100.
  3. a test designed to assess what a person has learned
  4. the extent to which a test measures or predicts what it is supposed to
  5. defining meaningful scores by comparison with the performance of a pretested standardization group

5 True/False questions

  1. Mental Retardationa measure of intelligence test performance devised by Binet; the chronological age that most typically corresponds to a given level of performance


  2. Creativitythe ability to produce novel and valuable ideas


  3. Stanford-Binetdefining meaningful scores by comparison with the performance of a pretested standardization group


  4. Intelligencea method for assessing an individual's mental aptitudes and comparing them with those of others, using numerical scores


  5. General intelligencea general intelligence factor that according to Spearman and others underlies specific mental abilities and is therefore measured by every task on an intelligence test.