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PSYC 2000 Lesson 9

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culture free
those who view intelligence as people's successful adaptation to their environment are most likely to be skeptical about the possibility of creating ___ tests of intelligence
validity
a test that measures or predicts what is supposed to is said to have a high degree of
cultural experiences
most experts would agree that intelligence tests are biased in the sense that test performance is influenced by
not valid
if both depressed and nondepressed individuals receive similar scores on a diagnostic test for depression, it is said that the test is
heritability
the ___ of intelligence refers to the percentage of variation in intelligence within a group that is attributable to genetic factors
savant syndrome
the characteristics of ___ most directly suggest that intelligence is a diverse set of distinct abilities
4
Five year old Jaime performed on an intelligence test at a level characteristic of an average 4 year old. Jaime's mental age is
aptitude
tests designed to predict ability to learn new skills are called ___ tests
emotional intelligence
the ability to control one's impulses and delay immediate pleasures in pursuit of long-term goals is most clearly a characteristic of
achievement
__ tests are designed to assess learned knowledge or skills
interpreting factial expressions of emotion
research on gender and emotional intelligence suggests that women are more skilled than men at
reliability
if a test yields consistent results every time it is used, it has a high degree of
standardized
in a __ test, a person's test performance can be compared with that of a pretested group
intellectual abilities
Binet and Simon designed a test of __ in order to identify children likely to have difficulty learning in school
normal curve
the bell-shaped pattern that represents the frequency of occurrence of intelligence test scores in the general population is called a
intelligence
capacity for goal-directed adaptive behavior
achievement
__ test is designed to assess what a person has learned
mental age
a measure of intelligence-test performance designed by Binet
intelligence quotient
IQ aka
heritability
the proportion of vartiation among individuals that we can attribute to genes
factor analysis
a statistical procedure that identifies clusters of related items
savant syndrome
a condition where a person with otherwise limited mental ability has an amazing specific skill
standardization
defining meaningful scores by comparison with a pretested group
validity
the extent to which a test measures what it is supposed to
emotional intelligence
the ability to perceive, express, understand, and regulate emotions
aptitude
test that is designed to predict a person's future performance
normal curve
the symmetrical bell-shaped curve
reliability
the extent to which a test yields consistent results
intelligence test
a method for assessing an individual's mental abilities
predictive validity
the success with which a test predicts the behavior it was designed to test
general intelligence (g)
factor that underlies specific mental abilities and is therefore measured by every task on an intelligence test
creativity
the ability to produce novel and valuable ideas
mental retardation
a condition of limited mental ability, indicated by an intelligence score of 70 or below and difficulty in adapting to the demands of life
down syndrome
a condition of retardation and associated physical disorders caused by an extra chromosome in one's genetic makeup