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PSYC 1010
Rob Bowman

Chapter 10 y Intelligence is the ability to acquire knowledge to think and reason effectively and to deal adaptively with the environment y Francis Galton said mental ability is inherited y Alfred Binet made a test to measure the intelligence mental ability grows with age yRelative scorecould be applied to people of different chronological agesRatio of mental age to chronological ageIQMACA x 100 y StanfordBinet said only one IQ score mostly verbal and was revised by Terman y Wechsler intelligence should be measured as a group of distinct but related verbal and nonverbal abilities developed intelligence test for adults and children Measure Intelligence y Psychometric approachmap structure of intelligence and discover competencies that underlie performance y Factor AnalysisReduce the amount of data to smaller number of clusters or factors identifies clusters or factors y The g Factor Spearman 1923General intelligence a single general factor for mental ability assumed to underlie intelligence in some early theories yThurstones primary abilitiesIntelligence performance governed only by specificTable 103 abilities Se
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