Psychometric Approach Theories

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  • Psychometric Theories
    • Spearman
      • Noticed people who did well on mental ability tests did well on others
      • two kinds of factors
        • General Abilities
        • Specific abilities
          • related to each particular test and is used in combination with the general factors
    • Cattell
      • Created the multi-factor theory
      • intellectual abilities can be seen as heirarchal
        • first with 'G' then down
      • Added to Spearman's 2
        • Fluid
          • solving abilities
        • Crystalized
          • vocabulary and general knowledge
    • Thrustone
      • disagrees with Spearman
      • There are 7 factors
        • Verbal comprehenstion
          • Knowledge of vocab and reading
        • Verbal Fluency
          • Writing and producing words
        • Number
          • Arithmetic side
        • Spacial Visualisation
          • The manipulation of objects
        • Inductive Reasoning
          • Completing number series
        • Memory
          • Face and name recall
        • Perceptual speech
          • Rapid proofreading

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