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Program 16: Testing and Intelligence
History of Psychology
Research Methods
The Human Brain
Human Development
Therapeutic Approaches
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Key Terms for Program 16: Testing and Intelligence

Cognitive Tests: Tests that measure an individual's learning in a specific subject area and quantify aspects of one's mental abilities.

Intelligence Quotient (IQ): Index derived from standardized tests of intelligence. Originally obtained by dividing an individual's mental age by his or her chronological age and then multiplying by 100; now directly computed as an IQ test score.

Personality Tests: Tests that measure the non-cognitive parts of human personality, such as interests, values, and personality traits.

Practical Intelligence: The idea of a general cognitive, physical, and spatial awareness that is innate in individuals, and which allows them to navigate spaces and social situations.

Psychometrics: Mental testing and measurement of all varieties.

Stereotype Threat: The theory that an individual's sense of self and personal performance can be affected when the individual is reminded of a negative or positive stereotype of him or herself, including gender, race, or religion.



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