Intelligence Quotient (Iq) Is A Construct Within Standardized Tests That Describes An Individual's Level Of Intelligence

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Question 1 The pre-linguistic stage occurs in the child’s first year and includes the development of gestures, eye contact, babbling, cooing, and crying. The holophrase stage occurs between the age of 10 and 13 months where the child utters a single word but shows response to non-verbal cues. The two-word sentences stage happens between 18 and 20 months, where the child learns to express ideas that concern relationships (Foster- Cohen 2014). The multiple-word sentences stage occurs from the age of two years, where a child learns to make short and simple sentences. Subsequently, the child reaches a stage where he or she makes complex grammatical structures. The stage happens between the age of two years and three years. The overgeneralizations …show more content…
In non-humans, communication occurs through chemical signals, smell, touch, movement, posture, facial gestures, visual signals, and sound. The signals have evolved over time to enable animals to attract mates, repel enemies or competitors, signal submission, advertise species, warn of predators, or communicate about the availability of food and water.
Question 3 Intelligence quotient (IQ) is a construct within standardized tests that describes an individual’s level of intelligence. The IQ test measures verbal and performance components. IQ test is not a good measure of intelligence because it is a philosophical construct designed to designate a human functioning subset. In a majority of cases, IQ tests are culturally specific and so do not apply universally.
Question 4 Genetic factors are responsible for “different disorders, phenotypes, and traits” (Foster). Twins are a vital source for observation and testing because they enable a researcher to study varying genetic makeup. Essentially, the twin studies assess the net contribution of genetics to intelligence and individual differences among
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Traditionally, psychologists in research or clinical setting and employers seeking to recruit used the 16PF psychometric test. The test seeks to evaluate personality in terms of the individual qualities and traits that are assessed on a range of aspects. The model focuses on 16 traits instead of condensing them into small groups. When grouped into the global factors, the test returns a result that indicates I have self-control. I agree with the results of the 16PF and believe it is a good measure of personality because of its thoroughness and

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