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Intelligence Ch 10

Vocabulary from Chapter 10 Intelligence

Method for assessing an individuals mental aptitudes and comparing them with those of other using numerical scores Intelligence Test
Mental Quality consisting of the ability to learn form experience, solve problems, and use knowledge to adapt to new situations. Intelligence
Factor that, according to Spearman and others, underlies specific mental abilities and is therefore measured by every task on an intelligence test. General Intelligence
Statistical procedure that identifies clusters of related items on a test. Used to identify different dimension of performance that underlie a person's total score. Factor Analysis
Condition in which a person otherwise limited in mental ability has an exceptional specific skill, such as computation or drawing. Savant Syndrome
The ability to produce novel and valuable ideas. Creativity
The ability to perceive, understand , manage, and use emotions. Emotional Intelligence
A measure of intelligence test performance devised by Binet, chronological age that most typically corresponds to a given level of performance. Mental Age
The widely used American revision of Binet's original intelligence test Stanford-Binet
Defined originally as the ration of mental age to chronological age multiplied by 100. Intelligence Quotient
A test designed to assess what a person has learned. Achievement Tests
A test designed to predict a person's future performance Aptitude Test
The most widely used intelligence test which contains verbal and performance subtests Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
Defining meaningful scores by comparison with the performance of a pretested group Standardization
Symmetrical bell shaped curve that describes the distribution of many physical and psychological attributes. Normal Curve
The extent to which a test yields consistent results, as assessed by the consistency of scores on two halves of the test, or on retesting. Reliability
The extent to which a test measures or predicts what it is supposed to. Validity
The extent to which a test samples the behavior that is of interest. Content Validity
The success with which a test predicts the behavior it is designed to predict. Predictive Validity
Condition of limited mental ability, indicated by an intelligence score of 70 or below and difficulty in adapting to the demands of life. Varies from Mild to Profound. Mental Retardation (Intellectual Disability)
A Condition of retardation and associated physical disorders caused by an extra copy of Chromosome 21 Down Syndrome
A self confirming concern that one will be evaluated based on a negative stereotype. Stereotype threat
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