54 Short Answer/Essay Questions

Try these AFTER you have thoroughly studied the chapter.  You should not have to look back at the text to answer them (only to check your answer!).  Remember, the point is NOT to memorize parts of the textbook but rather to understand the material and describe it in your OWN WORDS.

If you are going to write more than a couple of paragraphs, think about the structure of your answer.


  1. What have psychologists discovered about sex differences in intelligence?
  2. How would a psychologist try to establish the reliability and the validity of an intelligence test? *Note – you may have to go back to Chapter 3 to review these concepts.
  3. What role do Broca’s area and Wernicke’s area play in language?
  4. Can animals learn language?


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