PSYC12H3 Lecture Notes - Heritability, Twin, Barbie Liberation Organization

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Published on 17 Apr 2013
School
UTSC
Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC12H3
PSYC12 WINTER 2013
LECTURE # 7 STEREOTYPE THREAT 1
Movie Testing and Intelligence Video Discovering Psychology
Cognitive tests measure various aspects of your mental ability but they can be
culturally constructed and those not accurately measure all people within a
population as they are exposed to and are part of different cultures.
Such tests that claim to be indicative of intelligence and ability are incorrect to do
so.
Tests become passports to no where
Competency tests are used in a biased ways using the results of them to say
certain people are not capable of doing something
These tests don’t take into full account the different ways different people do the
same things.
If people are taught for test but cannot function in real life, how good is that 90%
really going to be.
Does labeling becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy?
Stereotype Threat: Situational threat tied to the social aspects of the individual we
do not have to believe in the stereotype, just knowing of the existence can impact
our performance.
o Biological stress response non volitional response
o Stress coping response volitional response
Testing has gone as far as they can and there must be a change in assessment for
more successful learning in the future.
Male-Female Math Performance Difference
Results show INCREASED magnitiudinal difference between males and females over
time from elementary school on to adulthood
Black-White IQ Distribution
Blacks have a lower IQ on average compared to Whites.
Problems with IQ Tests
Language of tests are more culturally biased to White people than Black people
Women were in these fields for less time over men so therefore their exposure is
less and
Mainly student responses
I Clicker: Why do groups differ in “intellectual performance”
Not Different
Tests are Unfair
Different socializing environemnts
Geneics
Don’t want to Answer
Origins of Intelligence
Nature
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Movie testing and intelligence video discovering psychology. Cognitive tests measure various aspects of your mental ability but they can be culturally constructed and those not accurately measure all people within a population as they are exposed to and are part of different cultures. Such tests that claim to be indicative of intelligence and ability are incorrect to do so. Competency tests are used in a biased ways using the results of them to say certain people are not capable of doing something. These tests don"t take into full account the different ways different people do the same things. If people are taught for test but cannot function in real life, how good is that 90% really going to be. Testing has gone as far as they can and there must be a change in assessment for more successful learning in the future. Results show increased magnitiudinal difference between males and females over time from elementary school on to adulthood.

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