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11/13/10 1 Intelligence What is intelligence? Testing for intelligence Quality of tests Reliability Validity Biases Fairness Nature or nurture? Theories of intelligence Critical Thinking Do you think firstborns are smarter than their younger brothers? Why? What is intelligence? Write down what you think intelligence means History Galton Intelligence as sensory capacity Does this makes sense? Boring Intelligence is what intelligence tests measure Do you like this definition? History Intelligence as abstract thinking Binet Identify children for special educational programs Age graded items Mental age History Intelligence as abstract thinking Capacity to understand hypothetical concepts Intelligence consists of: Reason abstractly adapt to new environments acquire knowledge 1 2 3 4 5 6
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11/13/10 2 acquire knowledge benefit from experience History Stanford-Binet English revised version Intelligence quotient (IQ) (Mental age/Chronological age) * 100 Intelligence does not change with education History Eugenics Positive and negative eugenics Army alpha and beta: Test people to determine who would serve in the front line or as officers in WW1 47% mental age of 13 years or lower Immigrants and minorities ended in the front line Normative Vs Criterion Criterion B if 80% correct Normative
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