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Psychology 1000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Face Validity, Psychological Testing, Construct ValidityExam


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYCH 1000
Professor
Laura Lyn Fazakas Dehoog
Study Guide
Final

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Chapter 10
Student: ___________________________________________________________________________
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.
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.

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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.

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6.
Which of the following theories of intelligence include bodily-kinesthetic intelligence, musical
intelligence, and understanding oneself and others as important components of intelligence?
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.
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