Class Notes (1,100,000)
CA (630,000)
U of S (3,000)
PSY (400)
PSY 120 (90)
Lecture

PSY 120 Lecture Notes - Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Intelligence Quotient, Psychometrics


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSY 120
Professor
Donna Darbellay

This preview shows half of the first page. to view the full 3 pages of the document.
Psychology 110
January 12 2010
1
Cognitive consistency: they are inadequate, distortions
H. Overcoming Our Cognitive Biases
- A way to overcome, looking at ALL the evidence; NOT just the evidence that supports the appropriate
conclusion
1. Cognitive biases are less likely under certain conditions
a. Expertise and education
b. Serious consequences
c. Understand “bias”
IV. Measuring Intelligence:
Psychometrics (measurese)
A. Disagreements exist on the nature of intelligence
- Trying to measure intelligence
1. Factor analysis is a procedure: sort or analyze certain facts and put them into different groups or
categories
- Sorts and measures difference mental abilities
2. General [g] factorthe sum of a variation types of intelligence
- Debate: what are the general types?
- Do they come under one factor?
- Can they stand alone?
- VIQ = 140, P IQ = 130 so G IQ = 135
3. Psychometric approach standardized test
a. Achievements tests [learned]
b. Aptitude test [ability to learn]
B. The Invention of IQ tests
1. Binet’s brainstorm: developed in France, specifically for children
- measure the intellectual development for children for early intervention.
- Not genetic factor alone nurturing
- worked with slow children, to improved their IQ
a. Measured a child’s mental age (MA): the age of the abilities one is performing at
b. Compared mental age to chronological age (CA) to yield
  
 
Ex) 
 
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version