PSYCH 1X03 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Egocentrism, Flynn Effect, David Wechsler

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Operational definition of intelligence: researcher edward boring provided the most straightforward definition of intelligence: intelligence is whatever intelligence tests measure, psychologists make two assumptions: Intelligence involves the ability to perform cognitive tasks. And the capacity to learn from experience and adapt: sternberg has combined these two viewpoints into the operational definition: Intelligence: the cognitive ability of an individual to learn from experience, reason well, remember important information, and cope with the demands of daily living. Deductive and: at the base observations about the world. Inductive reasoning of the arch, we have facts and: at the top of the arch, we have theories about how these facts are related in a general way. The qualities of a test: two important qualities of a test: reliability and validity. A reliable test produces the same result if one person takes it multiple times: validity measures the extent to which a test is actually measuring what the researcher claims to be measuring.

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