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Intelligence Intelligence : a mental ability that enables people to direct their thinking, adapt to their circumstances, and learn from their experiences. Intelligence testing of immigrants. Difference between aptitude and achievement . Ratio IQ : a statistic obtained by dividing a person’s mental age by their physical age, and then multiplying by 100. Deviation IQ : a statistic obtained by dividing a person’s test score by the average test score of people in the same age group, and then multiplying by 100.
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Immigrants at Ellis Island ( p. 213 )
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Figure 7.7 : The Normal Curve of Intelligence ( p. 215 )
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The Logic of Intelligence Testing Intelligence is a hypothetical property that enables people to perform a wide variety of consequential behaviors . intelligence tests are an easily administered set of tasks that correlate with these behaviors. Intelligence tests predict success on a wide variety of behaviors. The Stanford-Binet and the WAIS are examples of today’s intelligence tests.
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Figure 7.8 : The Logic of Intelligence Testing ( p. 215 )
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Figure 7.9 : Life Outcomes and Intelligence ( p. 217 )
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The Real World: Look Smart Ordinary people are relatively good judges of others’ intelligence.
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