Psychology 1000 Lecture Notes - Asperger Syndrome, Andrew Wakefield, Darold Treffert

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Published on 16 Apr 2013
School
Western University
Department
Psychology
Course
Psychology 1000
Professor
Intelligence
January, 17, 2013
Next Time: Theories + NVB
Scan: Finish Chapter 10 + p. 424 428
Agenda:
o Savant Syndrome
o Autism
o Theories
Question:
o What causes savant syndrome?
o What are the symptoms of Autism?
o What is intelligence?
Need to know the IQ equation very good, it will be on the exam
Summary: Psychometrics
o Galton: intelligence unitary sensory ability, “hard-wired”
o Binet: Intelligence multiplex experience, mental age
o Terman: Stanford-Binet, I.Q.
o Wchesler: WAIS IV, deviation I.Q.
Validity
o Does test measure what it is supposed to?
o r with achievement
o Range: 0.3 to 0.7
BIAS
o Is the test “culture-fair” or do the answers require specific knowledge available only to
certain (sub) cultures?
o More than “academic” question
Streaming
o Dove (1958) “Chitterling test”
Requires specific knowledge based on culture and not know by everyone. So it is
very bias because some people has no idea what the correct answer is because
they never experienced/encountered before
o But…
What is intelligence?
Savant Syndrome
o Dr. J.L. Down (1887)…
“Idiot Savant”
o “Idiot” was accepted category of mental retardation at the time
I.Q. < 25
o Excel in narrow range of abilities
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Scan: finish chapter 10 + p. 424 428. Need to know the iq equation very good, it will be on the exam. Summary: psychometrics: galton: intelligence unitary sensory ability, hard-wired , binet: intelligence multiplex experience, mental age, terman: stanford-binet, i. q, wchesler: wais iv, deviation i. q. Validity: does test measure what it is supposed to, range: 0. 3 to 0. 7 r with achievement. Is the test culture-fair or do the answers require specific knowledge available only to certain (sub) cultures: more than academic question. Requires specific knowledge based on culture and not know by everyone. So it is very bias because some people has no idea what the correct answer is because they never experienced/encountered before: but . Idiot savant : idiot was accepted category of mental retardation at the time. < 25: excel in narrow range of abilities. Mechanical or spatial abilities: other reports of ability in. Perhaps savants have photographic memory: unlikely. 1 in 23 relatives of 5 savants.

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