PSYC 1010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Intelligence Quotient, Mental Age, Achievement Test

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Before there was a debate that did language came first or thought. Mental potential to learn from experience, solve problems, and use knowledge to adapt to new situations. Psychological test (generalized form): standardized things are held constant for everyone who takes the test) measures of a sample of a person"s behaviour: personality test: motives, attitudes, personal traits, mental ability test, intellectual test: assess intellectual potential. Not info previously learnt: attitude test: designed to predict your ability to learn a new skill. Also measures potential: achievement test: test how well you know or understand material that you previously learnt. Binet (1963) said intelligence is best reflected to ability to reason, remember, imagine. Mental age: referred to a kids performance on a test expressed in years compared to the typical performance at that age. If a person"s mental age = chronological age and then iq is average. If a person"s mental age > chronological age and then iq is above average.

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