Flashcards in Chapter 11 Deck (31)
Mental quality consisting of the ability to learn from experience, solve problems, and use knowledge to adapt to new situations.
Viewing an abstract, immaterial concept as if it were a concrete thing.
A statistical procedure that identifies clusters as related items (called factors) on a test.
Helped develop factor analysis
A general intelligence factor that according to Spearman and others that underlies specific mental abilities and is measured by every task on an intelligence test.
Rejected the g-factor
Stated that people have specific intellectual potentials, or "intelligences" (8)
A condition in which a person otherwise limited in a mental ability has an exceptional specific skill such as in computation or drawing.
Triarchic theory distinguishes three intelligences; analytical intelligence, creative intelligence, and practical intelligence.
The ability to perceive, understand, manage and use emotions.
The ability to produce novel and valuable ideas.
A method for assessing an individual's mental aptitudes and comparing them with those of others; using numerical scores.
A measure of intelligence test performance devised by Binet
Stanford university prof. Revised Binet's original IQ test by establishing new age norms.
The widely used American revision (by Terman) of Binet's original intelligence test.
Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
Ration of mental age (ma) to chronological age (ca) multiplied by 100
A test designed to predict a persons future performance; aptitude is the capacity to learn.
A test designed to assess what a person has learned.
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS)
Most widely used intelligence test; contains verbal and performance (non-verbal) subtests.
Defining meaningful scores by comparison with the performance of a pretended standardization group.
The Flynn Effect
Intelligence tests performance has been improving
The symmetrical bell-shaped curve that describes the distribution of many physical and psychological attributes.
The extent to which a test yields consistent results, as assessed by the consistency of scores.
The extent to which a test measures or predicts what it is supposed to do.
The extent to which a test samples the behavior it is designed to predict.
The behavior (such as future college grades) that a test (SAT) is designed to predict.
The success with which a test predicts the behavior it is designed to predict.
A condition of retardation and associates physical disorders caused by an extra chromosome in ones genetic make up.