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Testing and indicidual differences
Assesing individuals mental aptitude and comparing them to others using numerical scores
Mental qualities allowing you to learn from experience, solve problems, and adapt to situations
A general intelligence fator that, according to spearman and others, unerlies specific mental abilities and is therefore measured by every task on an intelligence test
A statistical procedure that identifies clusters of related items ( called factors) on a test
A condition in which a person is limited in mental function in everything but one skill. Which they are then exceptional at.
The ability to perceive, understand, mange, and use emotions.
A mesure of intelligence designed by Binet. The chronological age that most typically corresponds to a given level of performance.
The widely used american revision (by terman at stanfor universit) of binet;s original intelligence test.
Intelligence quotient (IQ)
Originally defined as the ratio of mental age to chronological age muptiplied by 100. Basically a universal way of some how measuring intelligence.
Test desinged to assess what a person has learned.
Tests desinged to prepdict a persons future performance: aptitude is the capacity to learn.
Weschler Adult Intelligence Test (WAIS)
The WAIS is the most widely used intelligence test; contains verbal and nonverbal subtest
Defining meaningful scores by comparison with the performance of a pretested group
The symetrical, bellshaped curve that describes the distribution of many physical and psychological attributes.
the extent to which a test yields consitent results.
The extent to which a test measures pr predicts what it is supose to be.
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; it is assessed by computing the correlation between test scores and the criterion behavior.
A conditon of limited mental ability, usually indicated by iq scores of 70 and below
A condition of intelectual disability and associated physical disorders caused by and extra copy of chromosome 21
A self-confirming concer that one will be evaluated based on a negative stereotype