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Class Notes - 10-26-07

Class Notes - 10-26-07 - Psychology Class Notes...

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Psychology – Class Notes – 10/26/07 Intelligence (continued) Introduction: Wrap-up intelligence Introduce memory Digit span demo Memory lingo Box model The case of Clive Scores on intelligence tests reflect potential for rather than in-born or innate ability. Benet’s IQ test(s) determined what mental age the child was operating at (in regards to the child’s chronological age) o Example: A 7 year old operating at a 5 year old level (Binet saw this as a deficit) However, today, scores reflect how well you are performing relative to other people taking the same test. o A Normal distribution Approximately 70% of the test-takers would do about average. Small portion doing incredibly well. Small portion doing incredibly poor. WAIS test- Wechsler Abbreviate Intelligence Scale – Modern IQ test – The Wechsler – a test that was developed so that the average number was 100 o Today, the test is administered in a standardized way (standardized environment) o The person giving the test should not influence the person taking the test at all o IQ scores today are calculated relative to everyone else taking the exam o The WAIS test has subcategory IQ tests (verbal, nonverbal, etc.) o IQ tests are supposed to
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