Chapter 9 Learning Objectives

Chapter 9 Learning Objectives - Chapter 9 Intelligence 1)...

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Chapter 9 – Intelligence 1) The French Clinical Tradition done by Binet focused on the practical problem of helping children. They created tests to help them. 2) Francis Galton- Darwin’s first cousin and was greatly influenced by Darwin. Extended Darwin’s ideas to humans Explored the Hereditary (genetic) bias of mental characteristics. Wrote first book on human intelligence Recognized a wide range of human intellectual abilities and identified “specific” and “familial” causes of mental retardation Discovered that head size is related to IQ Proposed the adoption method of study- compared adopted vs. biological offspring of eminent men Identified “positive assortative mating” for IQ (like marry like. Invented the systematic study of human individual differences and behavior genetics. Recognized nature-nurture interaction. Invented twin and questionnaire method i. Compared mz with dz twin pairs ii. First printed questionnaire study. Invented biometric methods (regression and correlation) 3) Alfred Binet- First intelligence test Prolific scientist Interested in more “complex” mental processes First applied psychology research program Tests to help children in school 4) eugenics- the study of or belief in the possibility of improving the qualities of the human 
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course PSY 1101 taught by Professor Unknwn during the Winter '08 term at Minnesota.

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