This AP Psychology practice test covers testing & individual differences. You will need to be familiar with contemporary theories of intelligence and how culture influences definitions of intelligence. You must also understand the basics of intelligence testing along with the validity and reliability of these tests. Our practice questions will help you learn this important AP Psych topic.
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A student notes that she scored a lot higher on the AP Psychology exam than she did on her psychology teacher's tests. She would be justified in claiming that the teacher's tests lack:
Katherine is a gifted psychotherapist who connects well with her patients. Which type of intelligence would she likely use most in her work?
Assessments that evaluate a person's potential to learn a new set of future skills in a particular area are:
A researcher compares participants' scores on multiple administrations of equivalent versions of the same assessment. The researcher is trying to determine whether the assessment has:
A score of 100 on a standard intelligence test means that the person taking the test:
Scored well below average
Got an average score
Scored slightly above average
Scored well above average
Scored in the gifted range
Stephanie knows that many people believe that women are not as skilled at math as men. When she takes a math test, this awareness causes her to perform below her actual abilities due to:
Approximately what percentage of people obtain scores between 85 and 115 on a standard intelligence test?
Raymond Cattell defined this type of intelligence as, "The ability to perceive relationships independent of previous specific practice or instruction concerning those relationships."
In his famous longitudinal study, Lewis Terman hoped to show that:
Gifted children experience higher than average rates of mental illness.
Gifted children fall behind their peers when they reach adulthood.
Gifted children grow up to be happy and successful.
Gifted children are more likely to become criminals in adulthood.
Gifted children tend to earn less money in adulthood than their peers.
Mrs. Smith gives a psychology test and finds that the scores form a normal distribution where the mean is 80 and the standard deviation is 12. About what percentage of Mrs. Smith's students scored at or above a 92%?
Ten-year-old Matthew takes the Stanford-Binet intelligence test, and it indicates that he has a mental age of twelve. Using the Stanford-Binet formula to calculate his IQ, what would Matthew's IQ be?
12/10 = 1.2
1.2 × 100 = 120
To double check your answer, remember that 100 is an average score. So, if the mental age is higher than the chronological age, you should get an answer that is above 100.
If the variance of a set of scores is 16, what is the standard deviation?