Module 32 - Module 32 Assessing Intelligence Intelligence...

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Module 32: Assessing Intelligence Intelligence tests: a method for assessing an individual’s mental aptitudes and comparing them with those of others, using numerical scores. History… Mental age: the chronological age typical of a given level of performance (intelligence test devised by Binet) Stanford-Binet: the American revision (by Terman at Stanford U) of Binet’s original intelligence test. Intelligence quotient (IQ): mental age divided by chronological age multiplied by 100 (IQ= ma/ca x 100) - William Stern Modern Tests of Mental Abilities Aptitude tests: designed to predict a person’s future performance; aptitude is the capacity to learn. Achievement tests: designed to assess what a person has learned. Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS): most widely used intelligence test; contains verbal and performance (nonverbal) subtests. Principles of Test Construction – psychological tests must be standardized, reliable, and valid. Stanford-Binet and Wechsler tests meet these requirements.
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2011 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Ennis during the Fall '09 term at Waterloo.

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