Intelligence and Testing

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Intelligence and Testing 10/29/10 I. Intelligence : The ability to learn from experience, solve problems and use knowledge to adapt to new situations a. Native ability- something that you are born with. Biological characteristic. b. Social Construction- derives its existence from the particular environment you are in. II. Measuring Intelligence a. Alfred Binet (1905) i. Paris Public Schools contacted him and asked if he could help them find a way to identify kids that need special education. ii. Chronological Age: how old you are in years iii. Mental Age: the types of things a child of a given chronological age can do. Compare to tasks an average kid can do. b. Lewis Terman (1910) i. Studied under Binet ii. Worked at Stanford University iii. Took Binet’s performance test and translated it into English iv. Turns it into a paper/pencil measure v. Got turned into the Stanford-Binet Achievement Test vi. IQ= Mental Age/Chronological Age X100 c. David Weschler (1955) i. Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS)
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