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Charles Spearman: Theory of Intelligence & Overview

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Intelligence theory is an area of psychology that

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1. Francis Galton was a British thinker who

2. Choose the sentence that best describes how Karl Pearson inspired Charles Spearman to think somewhat differently about the results of intelligence testing in his day.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of Spearman's theory of intelligence. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the fundamental characteristics of intelligence theory within the area of psychology as well as knowing the contributions of Francis Galton.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Fundamental characteristics of intelligence theory within the area of psychology
  • Francis Galton's contributions
  • How Karl Pearson inspired Charles Spearman
  • Why Spearman invented his Rank Order Correlation statistical technique
  • Spearman's legacy in the field of psychology

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as scientific method and variables
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Spearman's theory of intelligence
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Spearman Rank Order Correlation and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Spearman's life and influence

Additional Learning

To learn more about Spearman's work in refining statistical techniques still in use today and in many other areas, review the corresponding lesson on Spearman's Theory of Intelligence. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the idea behind the scientific method
  • Identify the fundamental characteristics of intelligence theory within the area of psychology
  • Know Francis Galton's contributions
  • Learn how Karl Pearson inspired Charles Spearman
  • Appreciate why Spearman invented his Rank Order Correlation statistical technique
  • Understand Spearman's legacy to psychology
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