Chapter 9 - Page 1 Chapter 9: Intelligence and Intelligence...

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Page 1 Chapter 9: Intelligence and Intelligence Assessment What is Assessment? Psychological assessment – The use of specified procedures to evaluate the abilities, behaviors, and personal qualities of people. Galton – Applied Darwinian evolution theory to the study of human abilities 1. Differences in intelligence were quantifiable in terms of degrees of intelligence Numerical values could be assigned to distinguish among different people’s levels of intelligence 2. Differences amount people formed a bell-shaped curve, or normal distribution Most people score score near the middle Fewer are found toward the two extremes 3. Intelligence could be measured by objective tests, 4. The precise extent to which two sets of test scores were related could be determined by correlations Believed genius was inherited Related to Darwin theory 1. Survival of the fittest Basic Features of Formal Assessment
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2012 for the course PSY 103 taught by Professor Canli during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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Chapter 9 - Page 1 Chapter 9: Intelligence and Intelligence...

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