PSYC 2450 Chapter Notes - Chapter 10: Cognitive Abilities Test, David Wechsler, Q Score
Psychometric approach: another perspective on intellectual development, has led to the creation and widespread use of intelligence tests, unlike the piagetian and information-processing approaches (focus on cognitive processes) psychometricians are more product-oriented. Intelligence does not mean the same thing to everyone. Although few topics have generated as much research as intelligence and intelligence testing there is still no clear consensus about what intelligence is. Different theorists have different ideas about which (and how many) attributes are core aspects of intelligence. Theoretical perspective that portrays intelligence as an intellectual trait or set of traits that differ among people standardized intelligence tests. Psychometric theorists are responsible for the development of. Theorists" goal: to precisely identify what does traits are and to measure them so that intellectual differences among individuals could be described. Alfred binet father of intelligence testing. So: binet and simon created a test that allowed them to identify slow learners and to estimate all children"s levels of intellectual development.