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Psychology 1000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Fluid And Crystallized Intelligence, Grey Matter, Face ValidityExam

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PSYCH 1000
Laura Lyn Fazakas Dehoog
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Chapter 10
1. The Wechsler scales are important because they measure ____________ abilities.
A. verbal
B. deviation IQ
C. mental age
D. non-verbal (i.e. perceptual)
E. both verbal and non-verbal
2. If you were on the selection committee for your university's medical school, your best
measure of a successful candidate would be to have test results from
A. school grades and an achievement test.
B. school grades and an aptitude test.
C. school grades only.
D. IQ results only.
E. aptitude tests and GRE results.
3. A psychologist tests a group of students with an intelligence test. After 6 months she retests
the same group of students with the same intelligence test and finds that there is a high
correlation (+.85) between each student's pair of scores over the 6-month interval. Based on her
findings we can conclude that the intelligence test has
A. good test-retest reliability.
B. poor internal consistency.
C. good face validity.
D. poor interjudge reliability.
E. inadequate construct validity.
4. Anita has a good ability to solve novel problems, but she does not have a lot of previously
acquired knowledge. Anita is most likely
A. young, with good crystallized intelligence.
B. old, with not very much "g" factor.
C. young, with good fluid intelligence.
D. old, with good fluid intelligence.
E. old, with many primary mental abilities.
5. Based on the research examining brain areas and intelligence, we can conclude that
women's brains (as compared with men's brains)
A. show superior connectivity.
B. show superior information processing capacity.
C. are larger, but intelligence is identical for men and women.
D. have more grey matter and, therefore, less overall capacity.
E. are better suited for crystallized intelligence.
6. Which of the following theories of intelligence include bodily-kinesthetic intelligence, musical
intelligence, and understanding oneself and others as important components of intelligence?
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A. Gardner's multiple intelligences.
B. Spearman's "g" factor theory of intelligence.
C. Sternberg's triarchic theory of intelligence.
D. Thurstone's theory of primary mental abilities.
E. Guilford's theory of measurable intelligence.
7. Professor Flynn gave an exam to his class on the material in chapter 10 of the text, but all of
the items on the test came from only the first 3 pages of the chapter. Flynn's exam suffers from
A. content validity.
B. criterion-related validity.
C. construct validity.
D. internal consistency.
E. test-retest reliability.
8. In order to examine your new intelligence test consisting of 10 different subscales, you
conduct a factor analysis. The analysis yields one factor. Your results are most consistent with
A. Gardner's Multiple Intelligences.
B. Spearman's "g" factor theory of intelligence.
C. Sternberg's Triarchic theory of intelligence.
D. Thurstone's theory of Primary Mental Abilities.
E. Guilford's theory of Measurable Intelligence.
9. Juan has a mental age of 10 and an IQ of 125. How old is Juan?
A. 10
B. 5
C. 8
D. 12
E. cannot tell from this information
10. Juan has a mental age of 8 and an IQ of 80. How old is Juan?
A. 10
B. 5
C. 8
D. 12
E. cannot tell from this information
11. Juan is 8 years old and has a mental age of 10. What is Juan's IQ?
A. 100
B. 80
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