Chapter 9B (Intelligence) Thursday January 14 2010 - Psych 1000 Introduction to Psychology Factors impacting Intelligence Wednesday Sample Exam Question

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Psych 1000: Introduction to PsychologyFactors impacting IntelligenceWednesday, January 13, 2010Sample Exam QuestionQ. The ability to acquire previously acquired information to a current problem is referred to as:A) CreativityB) Fluid intelligenceC) Crystallized intelligenceD) Emotional intelligenceE) None
Q. The theorist that proposed that intelligence is best described as a unitary factor referred to as “g”:
William Stern (early 1900s)-worked with Binet in order to develop “Intelligence Quotients” (IQs)-I.Q. = mental age / chronological age-limitations: problems measuring intelligence in adults (i.e. development plateaus at a certain point 40 years olds do not know twice as much as 20 year olds)Measuring IntelligenceStanford-Binet (IQ): reflect individual’s performance relative to peers on mostly verbal itemsWechlser Scales(WAIS-R; Wechlser Adult Intelligence Scale, WISC; Wechlser Intelligence Scale for Children)-measures verbal (left hemisphere) and performance (right hemisphere) intelligenceCultural Bias in Intelligence Test:-culture fair tests: Raven Progressive Matrices Tests: look at amore fluid intelligence, abstract problem solving and do not require a good grasp of the language or cultureWechlser (WAIS-R, WISC)

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