Study guide Psychological testing Exam 3
Individual differences Researchers study?
investigates the various factors that predict differences in certain abilities or other
Does personality predict choice of career?
Dr. Kang is investigating the mechanisms that underlie how humans learn and solve problems. She is
using the _ approach to investigate human intelligence.
In research investigating human intelligence, focusing on how humans adapt to
1. Which of the following is an advantage of alternative tests?
d. They are suitable for use with populations with disabilities.
2. Alternative individual ability tests
a. are often not as reliant on a verbal response as are the Binet and Wechsler scales.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
How were the early Wechlser scares an improvement over the Binet scales?
Weschler scales consider "nonintellective" factors
e.g. personality factors like shyness, motivational factors, emotional functioning
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
What are the primary differences between group and individual ability tests?
One examiner tests one examinee
Examiner records responses
Examiner often scores the test
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Why might an individual ability test be used instead of the Wechsler or Binet?
The Weschler and Binet scales are highly reliant an verbal responses
However, individual ability tests tend to:
Have inferior s
Intelligence Testing Chapter 9
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Not in text book: What does an individual differences researcher study?
Investigates the various factors that predict differences in certain abilities or
other psychological characteristics
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Other Individual Tests of Ability
Most individual intelligence tests are newer and less well-established than the Binet and Wechsler
Though usually weaker in psychometric properties many of the alternativ