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Module 8: Chapter 9 "Thinking, Language, and Intelligence!"

Jacquline Plyler

Use your knowledge of vocabulary and inference from Chapters 10 and 11 to answer the questions with the correct word. Not all words will be vocabulary! Some words WILL be repeated!

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1.A statistical procedure that identifies clusters of factors on a test to identify different diemensions of performance. (2 Words)
9.A methodical, logical rule or procedure that guarantees solving a particular problem.
11.A tendency to search for information that confirms one's preconceptions. (2 Words)
13.A six-year-old child has an IQ of 150. The child's mental age is?
14.Phonemes are the basic units of _____ in language.
16.The inability to see a problem from a new perspective; an impediment to problem solving.
17.Before becoming doctors, medical students must pass a special licensing exam, which is an _____ test.
19.A self-confirming concern that one will be evaluated based on a negative stereotype. (2 Words)
21.The extent to which a test measures or predicts what it is supposed to.
22.Judging the likelihood of things in terms of how well they seem to represent particular prototypes; can lead one to ignore relevant information. (2 Words)
26.Whorf's hypothesis that language determines the way we think. (2 Words)
29.Defined originally as the ration of mental age to chronological age, multiplied by 100. (2 Words)
33.A general intelligence factor that Spearman and others believed underlies specific mental abilities and is measured by every task on an intelligence test. (2 Words)
38.A test designed to predict a persons future performance;_____ is the capacity to learn. (2 Words)
39.The extent to which a test samples the behavior that is of interest. (2 Words)
40.A sudden and often novel realization of the solution to a problem.
42.The way an issue is posed; how an issue is _____ can significantly affect decisions and judgments.
44.Before entering college, high school students must take the SAT, which is an ________ test.
45.A condition in which a person otherwise limited in mental ability has an exceptional specific skill. (2 Words)
46.Early speech stage in which a child speaks like a telegram. (2 Words)
47.The role of heredity in determining intelligence is supported by the evidence that identical twins raised separately have _____ IQ scores.
48."Humans have a biological predisposition to acquire language" best describes what psychologist's view on language development?
49.The ability to produce novel and valuable ideas.
50.The extent to which a test yields consistent results, as assessed by the consistency of scores on two halves of the test, on alternate forms of the test, or on retesting.
51.A mental image of a category. Matching new items to the _____ provides a quick and easy method for including items in a category.
52.The tendency to be more confident than correct--to overestimate the accuracy of one's beliefs and judgments.
2.A mental grouping of similar objects, events, ideas, or people.
3.The widely used American revision of Benet's original intelligence test.
4.Intelligence test scores reflect only one aspect of _____ _____. (2 Words)
5.Estimating the likelihood of events based on their availability in memory. (2 Words)
6.The stage in speech development, from about age 1 to 2, during which a child speaks mostly in single words. (2 Words)
7.The mental abilities needed to select, adapt to, and shape environments; it involves the abilities to profit from experience, solve problems, reason, and successfully meet challenges and achieve goals.
8.The ability to perceive, express, understand, and regulate emotions. (2 Words)
10.Heuristics are used more commonly as a problem-solving technique than algorithms because they take _____ time.
12.Beginning about age 2, the stage in speech development during which a child speaks only two-word statements. (2 Words)
15.The tendency to think of things only in terms of their usual functions; an impediment to problem solving. (2 Words)
18.An intelligence test measures your developed abilities, which reflect your education and experience. Intelligence tests are arguably _____.
20.A test designed to assess what a person has learned. (2 Words)
23.The behavior that a test is designed to assess; thus, the measure used in defining whether the test has predictive validity.
24.The success with which a test predicts the behavior it is designed to predict. (2 Words)
25.Clinging to one's initial conceptions after the basis on which they were formed has been discredited. (2 Words)
27.Our spoken, written, or signed words and the ways we combine them to communicate meaning.
28.The mental activities associated with thinking, knowing, remembering, and communicating.
30.Beginning by about four months, the stage of speech development in which the infant spontaneously utters various sounds at first unrelated to the household language. (2 Words)
31.The proportion of variation among individuals that we can attribute to genes.
32.This syndrome is common among children afflicted with autism, in where they specialize in one area of intelligence.
34.The IQ scores of today's better fed and educated population exceed that of the 1930s population explains what effect? (2 Words)
35.A measure of intelligence test performance devised by Binet; the chronological age that most typically corresponds to a given level of performance. (2 Words)
36.A simple thinking strategy that often allows us to make judgments and solve problems efficiently.
37.Defining meaningful scores by comparison with the performance of a pretested "_____ group".
41.The symmetrical bell-shaped curve that describes the distribution of many physical and psychological attributes. (2 Words)
43.The _____ is the most widely used intelligence test; contains verbal and performance subtests.

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