PSYC 102 Lecture Notes - Long-Term Memory, Intelligence Quotient, Scientific Method

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Psychology 102: Developmental, Social, Personality, and Clinical Psychology
Lecture #10
An exercise in:
o Scientific thinking
o Critical thinking
o Theory and measure development
Capacity to adapt to new situations
Various cognitive abilities
Ability to comprehend and solve problems
Learning efficiency
Communication abilities
Memory retention
Social abilities
Ability to memorize, learn and critically think in order to communicate and solve problems
across different situations
Intelligence Measurement:
Questions about arts, sciences, math
Measure memory - ability to memorize - long term memory
Conceptual questions about story
Problem solving - give knowledge about an issue
Intelligence Validation:
Intelligence test should correlate with GPA
Must have a good definition
Good measurement
Finally, must test it
o Reliable
o Valid (accuracy)
o Uni or multi-dimensional
Learn from experience
Solve problems
Use our knowledge to adapt to new situations
In research studies, intelligence is whatever the intelligence test measures
Intelligence is a concept not a thing
o Error of reification
o Ex. Good car, athleticism
Early Conceptualizations:
Henry H. Goddard (1866-1957)
o What would you rather be?
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