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Defining intelligence Intelligence An inferred characteristic of an individual, usually defined as the ability to profit from experience, acquire knowledge, think abstractly, act purposefully, or adapt to changes in the environment g factor A general intellectual ability assumed by many theorists to underlie specific mental abilities and talents
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Psychometrics The measurement of mental abilities, traits, and processes
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The invention of IQ tests Binet believed we should measure a child’s mental age. Binet and Simon developed a test which measured memory, vocabulary, and perceptual discrimination. Mental age was divided by chronological age and multiplied by 100 to get an intelligence quotient. Now IQ scores are derived from norms provided for standardized intelligence tests.
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IQ scores distributed normally Bell-shaped curve Very high and very low scores are rare. 68% of people have IQ scores
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSY 203 taught by Professor Forrest during the Fall '07 term at University of Nebraska Kearney.

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