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5 Matching questions

  1. Standardization
  2. Predictive Validity
  3. Stereotype Threat
  4. Criterion
  5. Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
  1. a the behavior that a test is designed to predict
  2. b a self-confirming concern that one will be evaluated based on a negative stereotype
  3. c defining meaningful scores by comparison with the performance of a pretested standardization group
  4. d is the most widely used intelligence test; contains verbal and performance (nonverbal) subtests.
  5. e The success with which a test predicts the behavior it is designed to predict; it is assessed by computing the correlation between test scores and the criterion behavior.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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. the ability to perceive, understand, manage, and use emotions
  3. the symmetrical bell-shaped curve that describes the distribution of many physical and psychological attributes. Most scores fall near the average, and fewer and fewer scores lie near the extremes.
  4. 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
  5. 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.

5 True/False questions

  1. Mental Retardationa condition of limited mental ability, indicated by an intelligence score of 70 or below and difficulty in adapting to the demands of life; varies from mild to profound


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


  3. Validitythe ability to produce novel and valuable ideas


  4. Down Syndromea condition in which a person otherwise limited in mental ability has an exceptional specific skill, such as in computation or drawing


  5. Intelligencemental quality consisting of the ability to learn from experience, solve problems, and use knowledge to adapt to new situations