Intelligence Questions

# Intelligence Questions - Disclaimer These are the questions...

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Disclaimer These are the questions I received from you during our Intelligence class. The correct answers are not provided. There is no guarantee that there is a correct answer. Or that there is only one correct answer, to any of these questions. Many of them are good questions though. I will be selecting from these questions for the final, when it comes to the topic of intelligence. If I change a question, it will be no more than modifying one answer. We will not provide you with answers to these questions, however if you want to describe your reasoning about them, we will be happy to comment and help with that. Cheers Dr.G. Psychologists are interested in determining whether performance on previous tests is useful in predicting performance on tests in the future. Three participants, Claire E. Noit, Chris P. Bacon, and Wendy Anne Rainy, are given three separate tests. The first test was simple arithmetics. The second involved logical reasoning. The third involved putting a puzzle together and monitoring the time that they took. After they had completed the first two tests, psychologists predicted that Claire E. Noit would do the best on the final test because she performed the best on the first two. What is their conclusion based on? a. "g" factor b. Sternberg's triarchic theory c. "s" factor d. fluid intelligence What situation represents a test with high validity? A) The SAT asks students to quickly memorize and recite lists of random syllables B) The MCAT requires students to read and respond to Dr. Seuss C) Psychologists measure participant’s head size to determine intelligence D) For football tryouts, athletes are selected based on their time on a short sprint Standardization of Iq tests and reporting the scores according to a normal distribution is important because: A- the normal distribution is the most accurate representation B- we can interpret differences in gender C- we can compare people based on their scores and see how frequently various scores occur D- the bell curve looks best If the mean of Psych 101 scores is 85 and bob made a score of 65 then which of the following is true? A) Bob is considered stupid and his score falls within three standard deviations B) Bob is considered mentally challenges and within one standard deviation C) Due to Bob’s score, he is considered mentally disabled and will be placed in mainstream classes D) Bob is an average person whose score is within 2 standard deviations Raven’s Progressive matrices is used to test what?

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a- spatial reasoning b- abstract reasoning using hypotheses c- navigation tasks d- language proficiency What is the best description of the g factor A – the tendency for scores on multiple tests of intelligence to correlate positively within a representative sample. B – The mental abilities that enable one to adapt to, shape, or select one’s environment.
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## This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Gauthier during the Spring '08 term at Vanderbilt.

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