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Lecture 11

Lecture 11

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Michael Matthews February 9, 2012 Lecture 11 • Sternberg’s triarchic theory of intelligence: o Componential piece  3 substructures  Metacomponents- knowledge about self (own limits and abilities)  Performance- higher order skill (reading- monitoring what you’ve just read)  Knowledge acquisition (I understand, or don’t, I am aware, I am not aware) o Experiential  Novelty- bring the prior knowledge (try and look for similarities for things I’ve seen before so you can quickly adapt)  Familiarity o Contextual  Culture- intelligence is culturally defined • Psychometric approach: o Measure and assess intelligence o Based on the bell curve, or normal distribution o Most intelligence tests do not test social abilities/ adaption to environment. • About IQ Tests o Average usually 100 o Standard Deviation is usually set at 15 o Comparison group is the rest of the population o You want to have as diverse a population sample as possible • Requirements for good tests: o Reliable- ability of a test to yield nearly the same score each time a person takes the test or an alternative of the test o Validity- ability of a test to measure what it is intended to measure o Standardized- establishing norms for comparing the scores of people who will take the test in the future • Nature vs. nature: o Intelligence tests sit at the seat of many
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