TB7 SPA Lecture 3; Theories and measurements of intelligence

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1. What is the Flynn effect?

  • A substantial increase in average scores on intelligence tests all over the world. When IQ tests are initially standardized using a standardization sample the average result is set to 100.
  • A substantial decrease in average scores on intelligence tests all over the world. When IQ tests are initially standardized using a standardization sample the average result is set to 100.
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2. What does Ravens progressive matrices measure?

  • 16PF
  • Reasoning ability/meaning making
  • Processing speed
  • Verbal comprehension

3. Which of these is NOT one of the main 4 components of the WAIS?

  • Perceptual organisation
  • Processing speed
  • Perceptual comprehension
  • Verbal comprehension
  • Working memory

4. What did Termans study of highly gifted children (1992) show?

  • Self discipline did not account for any of the variance of IQ
  • Below average levels of satisfaction with life and wellbeing and unimpressive achievements compared to high IQ
  • Above average levels of satisfaction with life and wellbeing, but unimpressive achievements compared to high IQ
  • Self discipline accounted for twice as much variance in final grades than IQ

5. Why did Ravens test become popular?

  • Measured G
  • Proved the existence of G
  • Because of its non-verbal nature allowing for cross-cultural comparison
  • Normally distributed data

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