Module 9.1

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Module 9.1 Intelligence and Intelligence Tests Psychometric approach (Spearman) based on the measurement of individual differences in performance Several tasks - following directions, judging musical pitch, matching colors, etc. Performance on any of the tasks correlated positively with performance on any of the others To perform well on any test of mental ability, people need general ability (g) Each task requires a specific ability (s) such as mechanical musical arithmetical, and spatial abilities Called the monarchic theory of intelligence because it included a dominant ability (g) that ruled over the lesser abilities Virtually all kinds of cognitive tests correlate positively with one another within any representative sample of a population Possible explanations for g All tasks measure a single underlying ability One possibility is that g depends mainly on working memory or some aspect of it for almost any intellectual task, holding info in memory is important and so is the ability to shift attention Or we have several types of intelligence that correlate because they grow in the same ways Ex. Left leg and right arm. Usually someone with a long leg has a long arm. Correlate
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2012 for the course 830 201 taught by Professor Leyton during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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