“Flowers for Algernon” pp. 190 - 215. What did you learn (know), that after learning, you wished you hadn’t found out? How did it effect you?. “Flowers for Algernon” pp. 190 - 215. Key Terms / Vocabulary character traits Rorschach Test IQ (Intelligence Quotient) first – person POV.
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“Flowers for Algernon”pp. 190 - 215
What did you learn (know), that after learning, you wished you hadn’t found out? How did it effect you?
Key Terms / Vocabulary
The Rorschach test (also known as the Rorschach inkblot test or simply the Inkblot test) is a psychological test in which subjects' perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation, complex scientifically derived algorithms, or both. Some psychologists use this test to examine a person's personality characteristics and emotional functioning. It has been employed to detect an underlying thought disorder, especially in cases where patients are reluctant to describe their thinking processes openly. The test takes its name from that of its creator, Swiss psychologist Hermann Rorschach.
bat, butterfly, moth
Card IV is notable for its dark color and its shading (posing difficulties for depressed subjects), and is generally perceived as a big and sometimes threatening figure; compounded with the common impression of the subject being in an inferior position ("looking up") to it, this serves to elicit a sense of authority. The human or animal content seen in the card is almost invariably classified as male rather than female, and the qualities expressed by the subject may indicate attitudes toward men and authority.
animal hide, skin, rug
Over 140 - Genius or almost genius 120 - 140 - Very superior intelligence 110 - 119 - Superior intelligence 90 - 109 - Average or normal intelligence 80 - 89 - Dullness 70 - 79 - Borderline deficiency in intelligenceUnder 70 - Feeble-mindedness
Normal Distribution of IQ Scores
50% of IQ scores fall between 90 and 110 70% of IQ scores fall between 85 and 115 95% of IQ scores fall between 70 and 130 99.5% of IQ scores fall between 60 and 140
Low IQ & Mental Retardation
An IQ under 70 is considered as "mental retardation" or limited mental ability. 5% of the population falls below 70 on IQ tests. The severity of the mental retardation is commonly broken into 4 levels:
50-70 - Mild mental retardation (85%) 35-50 - Moderate mental retardation (10%) 20-35 - Severe mental retardation (4%) IQ < 20 - Profound mental retardation (1%)
High IQ & Genius IQ
Genius or near-genius IQ is considered to start around 140 to 145. Less than 1/4 of 1 percent fall into this category. Here are some common designations on the IQ scale:
115-124 - Above average 125-134 - Gifted135-144 - Very gifted145-164 - Genius165-179 - High genius 180-200 - Highest genius
“When ignorance is bliss, ‘tis folly to be wise.”
The ability to understand and to support the emotional situation or experience of another being with compassion and sensitivity
Poor and less fortunate
Shared sorrow; imaginative identification
I offer my sympathy at the loss of your loved one.
The ability to co-experience and relate to the thoughts, emotions, or experience of another without them being communicated directly by the individual
Close bonded relationships
Friends, Family, Community
Caring, Personal Growth
Emotional awareness & understanding
I can empathize with how aggrieved you must be at the loss of your beloved.
“Flowers for Algernon”June – July pp. 210 - 215
(210) [V] Reading A Long Story: What is different about the June 4 entry? (What do you learn about Charlie and his future from this section?
(211) [W] Reading A Long Story: What does Charlie’s language in the June 10 entry tell about what is happening to his intelligence? (effect toward Algernon’s death)
Bell Shaped Curve
In a successful narrative arc, the hero or heroine is confronted with dangerous threats, seductive choices, major decisions, necessary feats of physical bravery, or emotionally powerful assaults from family or social pressure.