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IntelligenceTesting - Measuring Intelligence 1. Types of...

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Measuring Intelligence 1. Types of Tests 1. Personality vs ability 2. Definition of test 2. Elements of Test 1. Item selection, standardization, reliability and validity 2. 3. Binet’s Test 1. Age scale 2. Intelligence Quotient (I.Q.) Definitions ± intelligence : the mental ability (or abilities) to learn from experience, solve problems, and use knowledge adaptively ± mental construct : a hypothesis about how some aspect of the mind works, that cannot be directly observed Two Subdisciplines ± applied practical side aimed at measuring abilities ± theoretical side aimed at understanding abilities
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Types of Tests ± personality test : measures an individual’s characteristic performance ± ability test : measures an individual’s optimal performance ² achievement test : measures what has already been learned ² aptitude test : measures the capacity for learning and thinking What is a Test? ± test
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2010 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Ennis during the Spring '09 term at Waterloo.

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