Unit 11 Power Point:
Learn more about the Rorschach Ink Blot Test
- TestingandIndividualDifferences(5–7%) An understanding of intelligence and assessment of individual differences is highlighted in this portion of the course . Students must understand issues related to test construction and fair use . AP students in psychology should be able to do the following:
- Define intelligence and list characteristics of how psychologists measure intelligence:
- abstract versus verbal measures;
- speed of processing .
- Discuss how culture influences the definition of intelligence .
- Compare and contrast historic and contemporary theories of intelligence (e .g ., Charles Spearman, Howard Gardner, Robert Sternberg) .
- Explain how psychologists design tests, including standardization strategies and other techniques to establish reliability and validity .
- Interpret the meaning of scores in terms of the normal curve .
- Describe relevant labels related to intelligence testing (e .g ., gifted, cognitively disabled) .
- Debate the appropriate testing practices, particularly in relation to culture-fair test uses .
- Identify key contributors in intelligence research and testing (e .g ., Alfred Binet, Francis Galton, Howard Gardner, Charles Spearman, Robert Sternberg, Louis Terman, David Wechsler) .