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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. Goddard believed the mental deficients should be prevented from ____________.

2. A perfect correlation graph between two variables would show ________________.

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

4. Binet also noticed differences between the figures collected by himself and by his student, ___________.

5. What did Binet devise in order to help test the school children?

Short Essay Questions

1. Was factor analysis the right technique to use in intelligence testing?

2. What did Binet do in order to fulfill the obligations of his commission in 1904?

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

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

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

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

7. Where did Alfred Binet first begin his study of human intelligence?

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

9. Define the idea of recapitulation.

10. What were the three facts upon which H.J. Eysenck based his theory of the inferiority of blacks?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The idea of evolution was one the impacted the study of intelligence and intelligence testing greatly in the nineteenth century. At the same time, this theory also became a way to support scientific studies, even when the designs were incorrect or flawed.

Part 1: Define the theory of evolution and name its creator.

Part 2: How does evolution impact the studies related to biological determinism?

Part 3: What are two scientific theories that resulted from the introduction of evolution to the discuss of intelligence?

Essay Topic 2

The idea that criminal behavior is hereditary is another idea that springs up during the introduction of evolution. The notion that criminal tendencies could spring up in the genes and then in the behaviors was widely accepted.

Part 1: Who was the main researcher of this idea of criminal behavior based on hereditary patterns?

Part 2: What were the weaknesses of this researcher's studies?

Part 3: What was the theory of atavism and what did it mean to society?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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