About This Chapter
Who's it for?
This unit of our AP Psychology Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about intelligence testing. There is no faster or easier way to learn about intelligence testing. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about the various types of testing and the different forms of intelligence.
- Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
- Homeschool parents who need an AP psychology curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
- Gifted students and students with learning differences.
How it works:
- Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
- Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
- Short quizzes and an intelligence testing unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.
Intelligence Testing Unit Objectives:
- Look at the history of intelligence testing.
- Explain the various types of intelligence testing, including Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale and Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children.
- Explore the different forms of intelligence, such as general, analytical, practical, creative and multiple intelligence.
- Discuss the biological bases of intelligence.
- Define IQ, and learn about its distribution and the environmental or genetic influences.
1. Studying Intelligence: History, Psychologists & Theories
We all want to be smart in one way or another, but what exactly is general intelligence? This lesson takes a look at the possible factors behind intellectual development and how this controversial topic has been examined by psychologists.
2. History of Intelligence Testing in Psychology
Throughout the years, there have been many methods used that attempted to accurately quantify and measure human intelligence. You've probably heard of or taken an IQ test, but what does an IQ test actually measure? Find out in this lesson.
3. Intelligence Testing and Types
Most people have heard of IQ. But how is it measured and what does it mean? In this lesson, we'll look at the history of intelligence testing, major types of intelligence tests, and the debate and controversy over intelligence.
4. What Are the Different Types of Intelligence?
Psychologists don't all agree on what intelligence is, a debate that has been going on since the 19th century. In this lesson, we'll examine some of the common theories of intelligence, including those of Binet, Gardner, and Sternberg.
5. Studying Intelligence: Biological vs. Environmental Factors
Have you ever wondered if your intelligence is entirely due to genetics or if it's shaped by the environment surrounding you? In this lesson, you'll learn about the factors that affect and influence a person's intelligence.
6. What is Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences?
Which types of intelligence do you identify with? As you watch this video on Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, you'll learn that intelligence can be a diverse concept not limited to one area.
7. Analytical Intelligence, Divergent Thinking & Creativity
Some people tend to think more analytically, while some are creative thinkers by nature. Is creativity an important skill for solving problems? In this lesson, we'll learn the differences between creative and analytical thinking and discover ways to nurture creative thinking.
8. Human Diversity and IQ Distribution
People vary widely in their talents and skills. Some people are very good at schoolwork, which is often reflected in their IQ scores. Watch this lesson to find out more about IQ scores, including mental age and the bell curve distribution.
9. IQ: Environmental and Genetic Influences
Do genetics play a role in intelligence? What about the environment a person grows up in? Explore some of the evidence that exists for each of these factors, as well as how researchers attempt to answer these questions in the following lesson.
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