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Intelligence is defined as the ability to ...?

1. Understand abstract concepts.
2. Reason.
3. Assimilate, recall, analyze, and organize information.
4. Meet the special needs of new situations.

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Mental age (MA), as defined by Alfred Binet, reflects ...?

A person's level of intellectual functioning.

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Chronological age (CA) is the person's ...?

Actual age in years.

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IQ is the ratio of ...?

MA to CA multiplied by 100.
MA/CA x100 = IQ.

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An IQ of 100 means that ...?

The person's mental and chronological ages are equivalent.

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The highest CA used to determine IQ is ...?

15yr.

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IQ is determined to a large extent by ...?

Genetics. (Poor nutrition and illness during development can negatively affect IQ)

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The results of IQ tests are influenced by a person's ...?

1. Cultural background.
2. Emotional response to testing situations.

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IQ changes with age?

NO - Relatively stable throughout life.

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Classification of mental retardation:

1. Mild --> 50-70.
2. Moderate --> 35-55.
3. Severe --> 20-40.
4. Profound -->

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IQ = 71-84 indicates ...?

Borderline intellectual functioning.

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What is the MC used IQ test?

The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-4th edition (WAIS-IV).

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Overview of psychological testing - Types of tests:

1. Psychological tests are used to assess intelligence, achievement, personality, and psychopathology.
2. These tests are classified by functional area evaluated.