Chapter11Overview - Myers PSYCHOLOGY Intelligence Chapter11...

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Myers’ PSYCHOLOGY Chapter 11 Intelligence  
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Origins of Intelligence Testing Intelligence Test a method of  assessing an  individual’s mental  aptitudes and  comparing them  to those of others,  using numerical  scores
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Origins of Intelligence Testing Mental Age a measure of intelligence test  performance devised by Binet chronological age that most typically  corresponds to a given level of  performance child who does as well as the average  8-year-old is said to have a mental age  of 8
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Origins of Intelligence Testing Stanford-Binet the widely used American  revision of Binet’s original  intelligence test revised by Terman at Stanford  University
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Origins of Intelligence Testing Intelligence Quotient (IQ) defined originally the ratio of mental  age (ma) to chronological age (ca)  multiplied by 100  IQ = ma/ca x 100) on contemporary tests, the average  performance for a given age is  assigned a score of 100
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What is Intelligence? Intelligence ability to learn from experience,  solve problems, and use  knowledge to adapt to new  situations
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Factor Analysis statistical procedure that identifies clusters of  related items (called factors) on a test used to identify different dimensions of  performance that underlie one’s total score General Intelligence   (g) factor that Spearman and others believed 
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2010 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Jackson during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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