Review HDF 335 Exam II

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Review HDF 335 Exam II Chapters 6-9 Assesses intelligence in Adulthood Intelligent Behavior is goal oriented Components of intelligence -Reasoning, Capacity to acquire knowledge, problem solving  ability Intelligence Tests – based on comparison with standardized norms -Psychometric tests (psychometric literally means ‘measuring the  mind’) – contain items that probe ability in various areas -Verbal Comprehension, Math, Reasoning, Nonverbal  performance skills -Test scores based on comparison with standardized norms and  derived from big sample of people taking same test -Adult testing – Mental age doesn’t increase, chronological age  increases – One’s test interpreted to relative adult norms –  Deviation IQ scores used mean=100  speed coordination & mobility, attitudes toward a testing situation -Flynn Effect – IQ scores have increased 15 pts (one stdev), gains  in IQ could be from improved nutrition, cultural changes,  experience w/testing, shifts in schooling or child rearing practices Views/Theory of intelligence Unitary Factor –  One type of intelligence Multidimensional  – Different types of intelligence Gardner    Defined 8 areas of intelligence, not just one: Linguistic, logical-mathematical, musical, spatial, bodily- kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal and naturalist intelligence. Sternberg  – defines intelligence as a group of mental abilities  necessary for people to adapt to any environmental context, as  well as to select and shape the contexts in which they live and act.  Sternberg had a triarchic theory of intelligence.  Componential element  (how efficiently people process  information; analytic aspect of intelligence; how to solve problems)
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Experiential element  (how people approach novel or  familiar tasks; the insightful aspect of intelligence; allows people to  compare new info with info they already know) Contextual element  (how people deal with their  environment; this is the practical aspect of intelligence; the ability  to size up a situation and decide what to do) Forms of internal behavior Fluid vs crystallized behavior –   Fluid Intelligence  – Make you flexible and an adaptive thinker; allows you  to-draw inferences, understand relations between concepts, independent  of acquired knowledge and experience; viewed as genetically determined,  inherit aspect of intelligence and cannot change easily w/interaction Crystallized Intelligence  – culturally determined such as through  schooling or personal experience; greatly affected by quality of the 
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HDF 335 taught by Professor Jerrrymanheimer during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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