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Developmental Psych 11 10 09

Developmental Psych 11 10 09 - Developmental 09 Individual...

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Unformatted text preview: Developmental Psych 11 10 09 Individual differences in cognitive development, IQ • Intelligence • Cognition: a collection of abilities • How do we measure intelligence? • What a person knows • How a person uses knowledge • How a person reasons • Efforts to measure intelligence • Wexler scale • Series of subtests • Information • Similarities • Arithmetic • Vocabulary • Picture completion • Block design – red, white, half red half white • Tests are different based on age • Stanford Benet • SAT • IQ tests • Supposed to predict academic success • General information • Logic and reasoning • School skills • Cultural knowledge • Does not measure creativity, artistic skill • Average IQ score is 100 • 68% fall between 85 and 115 • 2% above 130 • .1% above 145 • Average college student = 115 • A score below 70 is considered mental retardation • 50-70 mild mental retardation • 35-50 is moderate mental retardation • 20-35 is severe mental retardation...
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