Understanding Psychology

Chapter 13: Psychological Testing

Web Activity Lesson Plans

Students have read about the use of IQ testing as a measurement of intelligence. In this exercise, students will compare different views of IQ testing.

Lesson Description
Students will use information from the Monitor on Psychology Web site to learn about different opinions regarding IQ testing. They can even take a sample IQ test to form their own opinion about their results. Students will read about the changes and challenges intelligence testing faces in today's world, briefly review the history of IQ testing, and read about some new developments in the field of IQ testing. Students will then apply this information by listing ways in which the current SAT could test for creative and practical skills.

Instructional Objectives
  1. Students will be able to compare different opinions about intelligence testing and summarize current research about IQ testing.
  2. Students will be able to use this knowledge to list the ways in which the SAT could test for creative and practical skills.
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