MB1 - Intelligence

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  • Created on: 03-05-18 17:12

1. What is a psychometric approach to understanding intelligence?

  • Finding correlations between abilities to develop ways to measure intelligence according to psychometric principles
  • Mapping the structure of intelligence and understand the competencies underlying intelligence
  • Mapping the structure of intelligence rather than focussing on the mental competencies needed
  • Understanding specific thought processes underlying the mental competencies of intelligence
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2. Which of these factors are NOT part of Thurstone's theory of intelligence?

  • Verbal comprehension
  • Attention span
  • Perceptual speed
  • Rote memory

3. What are the types of intellectual competencies described in Sternberg's Triarchic theory?

  • Analytical, practical and creative
  • Linguistic, scientific and creative
  • Analytical, motor and mathematical
  • Motor, mathematical and linguistic

4. Historically intelligence was about social class rather than ability. What did Binet's first intelligence test measure?

  • Family tree, profession and social role in the community.
  • Abilities such as imagery, attention and comprehension
  • Abilities such as reading, writing and maths
  • Social standing and importance within the community

5. Which of these facts about genes and intelligence is false?

  • Genes influence the environments we select to reach intellectual potential
  • There's a specific gene for each type of intelligence
  • The influence of genes on intelligence becomes stronger through adulthood
  • Genes account for 1/2-2/3 of variance


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