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Unformatted text preview: Module 9.2 Evaluation of Intelligence Tests Norms: descriptions of how frequently various scores occur Psychologists try to standardize tests Standard deviation for Wechsler test is 15, 16 for Stanford -Binet test Check powerpoint for distribution of IQ scores Term mentally challenged / mentally disabled refers to people more than two standard deviations below average (IQ of 60 or 70) People more than 3 standard deviations above the mean (IQ of 130+) are refered to as gifted This requires more than just high IQ Learn rapidly without much help Seek to master knowledge Ask deep philosophical questions Develop new ideas Males show greater individual variability - more males appear at the extreme top and bottom of the range Flynn effect : throughout the decades and generations, people's raw scores on IQ tests have gradually increased, and test makers have had o make the tests harder to keep the mean score at 100 About 3 IQ points per 10 years Increase is greatest on reasoning tests (matrices) and weak or absent on tests of knowledge and...
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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.
- Spring '08