PSYC 1002 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Intellectual Disability, Homeostasis, Belongingness
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Midterm #1 Practice Quiz
1. The study by Prifitera, Weiss, and Saklofske (1998) examining bias in intelligence testing for different racial/ethnic groups…
a. found no differences between different ethnic groups in their performance on standard intelligence tests.
b. found that performance on intelligence tests is more heavily biased due to cultural factors for children at younger ages
than for children at older ages.
c. found that the country in which a person is born will greatly influence their performance on intelligence tests.
d. found differences between different ethnic groups in their performance on standard intelligence tests, and this was not
impacted by the participants’ socio-economic status.
e. found that any differences in intelligence scores between different ethnic groups was minimized or eliminated by taking
into account socio-economic status.
2. The term "mental age" refers to…
a. emotional maturity
b. the amount of change in an individual's intelligence score from one year to the next
c. the chronological age of a person divided by his IQ
d. an individual's level of mental development relative to others
e. the number of years of schooling an individual has completed
3. Jamal is 8 years old, but recently took an IQ test in which he scored the same as the average 12 year old. If we were using the
intelligence quotient to calculate Jamal's IQ, his IQ would be…
e. we do not have enough information here to calculate Jamal’s IQ.
4. Wechsler's IQ test was an advancement over earlier tests primarily because it…
a. corrected for cultural bias
b. used random sampling
c. distinguished verbal from non-verbal IQ
d. defined intelligence
e. all of the above
5. After taking a psychology class, Ralph and Ed decide that they can get rich making a better intelligence test that will cost less
money than the existing ones. After creating the test, they immediately focus on making their test valid. Which of the following
would be the best way for them to measure their test's validity?
a. They administer their test multiple times to ensure consistency in outcomes.
b. They compare the results on their test from a group of subjects, to the results from the same group of subjects on an
established test of intelligence such as the Wechsler or Stanford-Binet.
c. They make certain that the outcomes of their scores fit the bell curve.
d. They give the test to a group of subjects.
e. They give different versions of their test to the same group of subjects and look to see if the results on the different
versions of their test are consistent.
6. Emily has a very good understanding of herself. Gardner would call this ________ intelligence.
7. Levon has been hired as a troubleshooter to help a company solve a business problem. He has established a reputation for himself
as a creative thinker who can come up with a bunch of novel solutions that others do not think of. Levon would be considered
a. convergent thinker
b. divergent thinker
c. linear thinker
d. unusual thinker
e. analytical thinker
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