Wikia

Psychology Wiki

Cognitive measures

Talk0
34,140pages on
this wiki

Redirected from Cognitive tests

Assessment | Biopsychology | Comparative | Cognitive | Developmental | Language | Individual differences | Personality | Philosophy | Social |
Methods | Statistics | Clinical | Educational | Industrial | Professional items | World psychology |

Social Processes: Methodology · Types of test


This article is in need of attention from a psychologist/academic expert on the subject.
Please help recruit one, or improve this page yourself if you are qualified.
This banner appears on articles that are weak and whose contents should be approached with academic caution
.

Cognitive measures or Cognitive tests are assessments of the cognitive abilities and cognitive processes of humans and animals.

Tests administered to humans include various forms of IQ tests; those administered to animals include the mirror test (a test of self-awareness) and the T maze test (which tests learning ability). Such study is important to research concerning the philosophy of mind and psychology, as well as determination of human and animal intelligence.

HistoryEdit

Modern cognitive tests originated through the work of Sir Francis Galton who coined the term "mental tests". Surprisingly, though, most of his measurements were physical and physiological, rather than "mental". For instance he measured strength of grip and height and weight. He established an "Anthropometric Laboratory" in the 1880's where patrons paid to have physical and physiological attributes measured to estimate their intelligence. So, his measures of mental or cognitive components were not successful, although his indirect effects were arguably enormous. His work influenced later researchers who developed better measures of intelligence using cognitive tests (see Alfred Binet , Raymond Cattell and Lewis Terman).

General measuresEdit

See also Edit

Intelligence measuresEdit

Perceptual measuresEdit

See alsoEdit


Further readingEdit

History of Intelligence Testing Sample Online cognitive test


This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki