The Mismeasure of Man Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Spearman also found there is a _______ substrate for intelligence except that this can be affected by outside factors.

2. Eysenck thought that those with ______ rapidly developing skills (as mentioned in #100) also had lower IQ scores.

3. Binet was worried, however, that his testing might cause the child to be ___________ in school.

4. Burt seemed to have increased his sample of patients from fewer then 20 to more than ________ in a number of publications. This irregularity began the undoing of his work's findings.

5. The principal components approach allowed Burt to identify _________ factors.

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Binet's major worry about the work he was doing with intelligence testing?

2. Define the idea of correlation.

3. What were the problems of Burt's studies?

4. Who was Sir Cyril Burt?

5. What do correlations not imply in regards to the studies in which they are used?

6. What was Havelock Ellis' major claim in his study of the measurement of bodies in order to determine value?

7. What does Cesare Lombroso have to say about criminal behavior?

8. What did Binet find when he went to various schools to test out Broca's theory of head measurement?

9. What were the three rules Binet set up to help prevent the misuse of his test?

10. What does the factor analysis variable 'g' stand for?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The idea of testing children in schools is one that is a normal part of life today, but it can have many issues in its effectiveness and in its logic. Binet understood this, and yet still seems to have created more problems in terms of studying intelligence in children.

Part 1: What are some of the problems that stemmed from Binet's test, related to the idea that intelligence is inevitable?

Part 2: What are some ways that heredity is confused within and between groups in relation to Binet's test?

Part 3: Many American psychologists did not follow Binet's rules for using his tests. What belief did this lead to?

Essay Topic 2

What's interesting is the Binet seems to be the one scientist who is concerned about how his findings would be used in everyday life and for everyday people.

Part 1: What was Binet worried about in regards to the tests he administered?

Part 2: What were the three rules Binet devised in order to ensure his test would not be misused?

Part 3: What did Binet suggest young children with learning issues might need?

Essay Topic 3

The concept of inferiority seems to be one early scientists were very eager to identify. In doing so, it seems, they could help society become stronger and more powerful.

Part 1: What seems to be the definition of inferiority as measured by the scientists in the studies Gould has shed light on?

Part 2: Why does inferiority need to be identified in any society? What are the benefits to this labeling?

Part 3: What are the negative effects of creating a group of people who are considered by scientists to be inferior to others?

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