PSY2020_CHAPTER9 - Chapter 9: Intelligence and...

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Chapter 9: Intelligence and Psychological Testing Principle Types of Psychological Tests 3 types of Mental ability tests Intelligence – Measure general mental ability Aptitude – Access specific types of mental ability Achievement – Gauge a persons mastery and knowledge on various subjects Personality scales Measure motives, interests, values, and attitudes  Key Concepts in Psychological Testing Standardization – Referring to the uniform procedures used in the administration and  scoring of a test o Test norms – Provide information about where a score on a psychological test  ranks in relation to other scores on that test Percentile Score – This indicates the percentage of people who score at  or below the score one has obtained Standardization group – Or norm group. A group of people carefully selected to be the  representative of the broader population Reliability – Refers to the measurement consistency of a test(or of other kinds or 
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSY psy2020 taught by Professor Mariashpurik during the Fall '07 term at FIU.

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PSY2020_CHAPTER9 - Chapter 9: Intelligence and...

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