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Three stages of infant language development:
Babbling, one-word, two words
Wharf linguistic determinism hypothesis:
Different languages impose different conceptions of reality
Validity
extent to which a test measures what it is suppose to
Reliability
extent to which a test gets consistent results
Intellect is determined more by eniviornment or by heredity?
Heredity of intellect rises as the enviornment decreases
are intelligence tests biased?
yes because of cultural experiences
cognition
mental activities assoc. with thinking, knowing, remembering
Down syndrome
retardation & physical disorders
criterion
the behavior which a test is designed 2 assess
confirmation bias
tendancy to search for info. that confirms preconceptions
concept
mental groupingof similar objects
fixation
inability to see a problem from a new perspective
insight
sudden realization of an answer
heuristic
simple thinking strategy allowing 2 make judgements
functional fixedness
think of things as only 1 function
belief perseverance
clinging 2 initial belief even when proved otherwise
IQ
Mental age to chronological age times 100
WAIS
intelligence test
standardization
defining meaningful scores by comparison
normal curve
symmetrical bell curve
prototype
mental image or best example of a category
avaliability heuristic
estimating liklihood of events based on memory
framing
the way an issue is posed
emotional intelligence
ability to percieve, express and understand emotions
telegraphic speach
child speaks like a telegraph
What is creativity and where does it come from?
Creativity is the ability 2 produce valuable ideas. Imagination, creative enviornment, intrinsic motivation.