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Intelligence Ability to learn, solve problems, and use knowledge to adapt to new situations
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General intelligence s Is intelligence one general characteristic? s Spearman’s “g factor” b Intelligence as one general factor underlying all cognitive abilities b Ability levels at different tasks tend to have positive correlations s General ability to solve novel problems? s The brain’s processing speed? b Speed at simple problems correlates with skill at complex ones
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General intelligence s Spearman’s g factor in relation to specific abilities:
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General intelligence s First IQ tests tried to measure general intelligence b Binet and Simon (early 1900s) s Are children performing as well as average for their age? s Designed to identify children who needed special help s Did not believe this measured inborn intelligence b The “Intelligence Quotient” s IQ = mental age / chronological age b A 9-year-old who performs as well as average 9-year-olds has an IQ = 9/9 = 100%
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General intelligence s Intelligence tests are designed to have a normal distribution b This is “standardization”
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s Reliability b Test-retest: if you take it twice, do you get the same score? b Split-half: does the score on even-numbered questions correlate with the score on odd- numbered questions? s Validity b Content: does it test what it’s meant to? b
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2010 for the course PSYCH 2 taught by Professor Don'tremember during the Spring '04 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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