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Unformatted text preview: verbal ability test, the mean for people in general is 50 and the standard deviaIon is 20. For the quanItaIve ability test, the mean for people in general is 0, and the standard deviaIon is 5. Which is this person’s stronger ability? 11 9/9/13 Normal curve Symmetrical Unimodal Most scores fall near the center, fewer at extremes CharacterisIcs of the normal curve MathemaIcally deﬁned by: ▪ Mean: where the center is located ▪ SD: how spread out the numbers are along the base When using Z scores, always the same It is a smooth curve because the “intervals” on the scale are inﬁnitesimal If normal, there is an exact relaIon...
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2014 for the course PSY 21201 taught by Professor Bernard during the Winter '13 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
 Winter '13
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