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- Understand the concept of intelligence and different theories of intelligence.
- Identify what is being measured by intelligence tests, and be familiar with different definitions of intelligence.
- Discuss aspects of intelligence test construction, including norm-referenced assessments, standardization, test validity, and test reliability.
- Describe the goals and general characteristics of the Binet-Simon and Wechsler tests of intelligence.
- Discuss alternative approaches to intelligence, including information-processing and factor analytic approaches.
- Discuss the stability of intelligence test scores over time and the factors that contribute to stability.
- Describe the research findings concerning factors that correlate with intellectual performance (e.g., heredity, community, family, social class, race).
- Discuss the three types of explanations that have been suggested to explain ethnic and social-class differences in intellectual performance, and give research evidence for each.
- Describe the effects of emotion, motivation, and academic context on achievement.
- Present evidence concerning the effectiveness of intervention strategies designed to facilitate cognitive development.