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Introduction to Intelligence

Presentations over study of research methods and psychological testing for AP Psychology.

Derek Miller

on 5 September 2018

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Transcript of Introduction to Intelligence

Intelligence Tests
Aptitude Tests
Achievement Tests
Purpose: To predict future performance
A Little History...
Alfred Binet
Lewis Terman
David Wechsler
Process of determining meaningful test scores
Purpose: To measure current skills and abilities
Ex. End of Course exams / AP Exams
Check out the following video as an introduction...
These should have
Predictive Validity
These should have
content validity
use of procedures and content that is the same each time
Since most "I.Q." tests are Group Tests, let's look at how they are developed...
These tests can be either...
Individual Tests
Group Tests
Individual scored according to content criteria
Individual scored according to how everyone else does
First group takes test and is scored
Scores are put in a Distribution of Scores (like this one)
If scores look like a "Normal" distribution... the test is NORMED
"I.Q.", then, is determined by where YOUR score falls in the distribution (see below)
Mental Retardation
There are FOUR main Theories of Intelligence we will explore...
Intelligence Theories
Spearman's g (general intelligence)
Sternberg's Triarchic Theory
Gardner's Multiple Intelligences Theory
Emotional Intelligence (Goleman)
Stanford-Binet Test
"Father" of Intelligence Testing
Getting Started
Agenda (9/4/18)
Phone in bag, bag to side or back... keep up the good work!
Opening Activity - Intelligence Test
Targets TI1 (Intelligence) & TI2 (Intelligence Testing)
- Lecture... Notes... Small Group Discussion
- Quick "Jigsaw" - History of Intelligence Testing
(Assignment in Classroom)
Formative Assessment (RM3, RM4) due Thur, 9/6/18 (Question in Classroom)
Set up page 6 in your Notebook
What IS Intelligence?
HOW do we determine intelligence?
Born with or learned?
Twin Studies / Adoption Studies
Brain differences?
Getting Started
Agenda (9/6/18)
Phone in bag, bag to side or back... keep up the good work!
Did you do the assessment (for RM3, RM4)?
Finish Target TI2... Using Height to Demonstrate Intelligence (what??)
Theories of Intelligence (from Target TI1)
- Create a Foldable? Anyone?
- Lecture... Notes... Finish at Home

Exam One - Methods, Testing and Intelligence - Tues., 9/11/18
Please have notebook open to page 6
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