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Wilfrid Laurier University PS 102 1)Which of the following areas is not included in the definition of intelligence? a


Wilfrid Laurier University

PS 102

1)Which of the following areas is not included in the definition of intelligence?

a.            ability to communicate

b.            ability to learn

c.             ability to meet the demands of the environment

d.            ability to understand and control our own mental activities

2.            Which theory of intelligence could be described as most inclusive (meaning, considers the largest number and range of factors as part of the definition of intelligence)?

a.            Ceci's bioecological theory of intelligence

b.            Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences


c.             Spearman's two-factor theory of intelligence

d.            Sternberg's triarchic theory of intelligence

3.            Emotional intelligence includes which of the following abilities?

a.            getting along with other people

b.            perceiving others' emotions and our own

c.             using emotional feedback to manage situations

d.            using emotions to solve problems

4.            A manager at a retail store develops a test and uses it to hire new employees (only people who score high on the test will be offered the job). To examine whether people who do better on the test also perform better on the job, the manager should focus most closely on

a.            content validity.

b.            reliability.

c.             the test distribution.

d.            the validity coefficient.

5.            Binet and Simon's intelligence test was created with the intention of

a.            determining which groups of people are inherently more intelligent than others.

b.            identifying gifted children for placement in advanced programs.

c.             identifying which school placement level was most appropriate for different children.

d.            using test scores to rank children according to abilities.

6.            Considering the Stanford-Binet and WAIS intelligence tests, with which two sets of scores are we likely to obtain the highest correlation?

a.            a set of test scores and the same people's grades in school

b.            people taking the test at age 4 and the same people taking the test at age 40

c.             people taking the test today and the same people taking the test two weeks from now

d.            two groups of people who are unrelated to each other

7.            According to researchers Bradley and Caldwell, which of the following is not a suggestion for how parents can improve their children's intelligence?

a.            Avoid too much restriction and punishment.

b.            Organize the physical environment and the child's activity schedule.

c.             Provide appropriate play materials.

d.            Set high goals and reward the child for meeting them.

8.            Which of the following statements about school and intellectual development is true?

a.            Children whose birthdays allow them to just make the cut-off for school attendance tend to struggle more than children who do not make the cut-off and are almost a year older when they start school.

b.            Children with very high intelligence scores tend to drop out of school because they get


c.             Students' intelligence test scores tend to drop during the school year as they struggle to learn a lot of new information, and then rise during the summer when they are less stressed.

d.            When children are moved from financially poor schools to more affluent schools, their

intelligence test scores tend to increase.

9.            Research using the electroencephalogram (EEG) and measures of nerve conduction velocity (NCV) have shown that

a.            brain processing tends to be faster in those higher in intelligence.

b.            it is impossible to determine the relationship between brain activity and intelligence.


c.             the EEG is a more sensitive measure of brain processing efficiency than the NCV method.

d.            the overall size of the brain is related to intelligence.

10.          Gifted individuals tend to have all of the following characteristics except

a.            a willingness to work hard, practise, and persevere when things get difficult.

b.            access to stimulating and nurturing environments while growing up.

c.             high levels of intrinsic motivation.

d.            IQ scores between 100 and 130.




1.            In a game of Jeopardy! against two human players, IBM's supercomputer “Watson” was weakest in terms of using and responding to______________.

2.            According to Sternberg, wisdom is most closely related to_____________ intelligence.

3.            On most intelligence tests, most people score in the middle, with a few at the very high or low ends of the scale. This pattern of scores is called a______________.

4.            A child's _____________ reflects the level of the child's intellectual performance, which may or may

not match his chronological age.

5.            A tendency called _______________ occurs when individuals in particular groups know they are expected to perform poorly on a test and this expectation impairs their performance.

6.            The fact that identical twins' intelligence test scores correlate more strongly than do fraternal

twins' scores tells us that intelligence is at least partly _____________.

7.            Investigations of financially poor schools have demonstrated that the __________________ of the school environment affects intellectual performance.

8.            The density of neurons in the brain's ___________ lobes seems to be related to intelligence.

9.            Longitudinal research by Shaw suggests that changes in the thickness of the ___________ have implications for the development of intelligence.

10.          An important contributor to many cases of mild intellectual disability is the_______________

of the individual.


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