Barron's MAT: Miller Analogies Test

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Barron's Educational Series, 2009 - Study Aids - 450 pages
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This updated manual prepares prospective MAT test takers with a diagnostic test and ten full-length practice exams. Self-scoring answer keys follow each test and answer sheets for test-takers' use are located at the back of the book. Also presented are approximately 1300 additional practice exam questions with answers, plus advice on solving analogy problems. Helpful brush-up check lists cover graduate level vocabulary with brief definitions, selected foreign words and phrases used in English and their meanings, and names of important persons in history, science, technology, and the arts that test-takers should be able to recognize. The Miller Analogies Test is a timed word-association test widely used to screen applicants to graduate level academic programs and as a placement exam for management positions in many businesses.
 

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Contents

Answer Key for the Pretest
10
Item Classification Chart
28
J Kinds of Analogies
67
Answer Key with Explanations
73
Answer Key with Explanations
80
Miller Analogies Test
87
Special Collective Nouns
104
Selected Foreign Words and Phrases
110
Music
135
Mythology
143
Practice Test 1
149
Answer Key for Practice Test 1
157
Item Classification Chart
177
Answer Key for Practice Test 2
189
Item Classification Chart
209
Answer Key for Practice Test 3
221

Social Sciences
117
Literary Forms and Figures
128
Item Classification Chart
239
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Robert J. Sternberg is Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychology at Tufts University. Prior to being at Tufts, he was IBM Professor of Psychology and Education, Professor of Management in the School of Management, and Director of the Center for the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise at Yale University. This center, now relocated to Tufts, is dedicated to the advancement of theory, research, practice, and policy advancing the notion of intelligence as developing expertise, as a construct that is modifiable and capable, to some extent, of development throughout the lifespan. The Center seeks to have an impact on science, education, and society. Sternberg was the 2003 President of the American Psychological Association and is the 2006 2007 President of the Eastern Psychological Association. He was on the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Association and the Board of Trustees of the APA Insurance Trust. He is currently on the Board of Trustees of the American Psychological Foundation and on the Board of Directors of the Eastern Psychological Association as well as of the American Association of Colleges and Universities. Sternberg received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1975 and his B.A. from Yale University. He holds honorary doctorates from eight universities. He is the author of over 1,100 journal articles, chapters, and books. He focuses his research on intelligence, creativity, and wisdom and has studied love and close relationships as well as hate. This research has been conducted on five different continents.

Karin Sternberg has a PhD in psychology from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and an MBA with a specialization in banking from the University of Cooperative Education in Karlsruhe, Germany. She has studied at Yale University and did her postdoctoral work in social psychology at the University of Connecticut with John F. Dovidio. Sternberg worked as a research associate at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and School of Public Health. In 2008 she founded Sternberg Consulting with her husband, Robert J. Sternberg. The company focuses on practical applications of Robert Sternberg's theories of intelligence, wisdom, creativity, and leadership, among others, and has consulted for various industries, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations and developed products based on these theories.

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