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Early intelligence theories, measurement: WISC

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Consider the following scenario: Since you are a successful college student, you have been asked by a former high school teacher to address his/her class on the topic of human intelligence.

? Create a presentation that consists of 7-10 slides and detailed speaker notes to addresses the following:

o What is intelligence?
o Compare the early and contemporary theories of intelligence.
o How do we measure intelligence?
o What are the characteristics of a good intelligence test?

? Format citations of original works within the presentation using APA guidelines.

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Consider the following scenario: Since you are a successful college student, you have been asked by a former high school teacher to address his/her class on the topic of human intelligence.

? Create a presentation in Microsoft® PowerPoint that consists of 7-10 slides and detailed speaker notes to addresses the following:

o What is intelligence?
Intelligence is the mental ability of the individual to use the prior knowledge and skills in an effective manner to be successful at any given task.

o Compare the early and contemporary theories of intelligence. ...

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1. Compare and contrast several major definitions of intelligence.
DO NOT use definitions from dictionaries. Definitions of intelligence should be obtained by reading how psychologists describe intelligence.

2. Describe the 4 instruments. Which intelligence theories are closest to the 4 instruments chosen? Explain how they are related. How are they similar to different theories of intelligence?

3. For the two intelligence tests, explain:

a. how they are reliable (or not); examine more than one type of reliability

b. how they are valid (or not); examine more than one type of validity

c. explain how your tests were normed

d. explain how your tests are biased (note: there is always some bias)

4. How are the goals of the intelligence tests different from the goals of the achievement tests? How are the intelligence tests used differently than the achievement tests?
What are the different purposes of these tests? Assume that they are used for different things.

5. Discuss the ethical considerations in using intelligence tests in education. Discuss the ethical considerations in using achievement tests in education.

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