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Michael Inzlicht

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PSYC12 Lecture 8
Experiencing Prejudice II
Group differences in intelligence and academic performance
Situational differences- moment to moment incidences
Women in science as per the identity-threat model of stigma
oThere is a stigma that women are not good at math-collective
oWhat cues are there in the environment, is it a math/psychology
classroom? Are there cues that a womans identity is not valid
oPersonal traits- does she care, how stigma conscious? , group
oVolitional responses- strong motivation to disprove stereotypes, effort to
cope by suppressing thoughts and possibly it can all impact performance
Psychometrics-mental testing, cognitive tests that test your mental ability, there
are personality tests; St. Francis Golten tried to demonstrate the hereditary of
intelligence, Alfred Denai-first intelligence test (school children so it can be
separate retarded from normal), he believed the intelligence test was not innate
oVarious people tested, and an avg score was found for each age, than the
person was compared with their mental age(irrespective of chronological)
oLouis Termen adapted Denais test and become known as the Stantforth-
Denai intelligence test(IQ quotient was the ratio of mental age over
chronological age multiply 100)
oTermen thought there was inequality in IQ, it is innate, and it measured
inherited intelligence
oDavid Wesley-developed new nonverbal ways of testing for non-English
oA good test should predict what its supposed to predict(valid) and reliable
oSeveral tests dont take into account that different people can d things
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