noun (used with a singular verb) Psychology.
the measurement of mental traits, abilities, and processes.
Lexical Investigations: Critical ThinkingThough the phrase critical thinking wasn’t coined until the early twentieth century, its principles can be traced back to Aristotle. The educator and psychologist John Dewey first used the phrase in its modern sense in his 1910 book How We Think, though there are instances of the words appearing together in texts before this time. Dewey defined critical thinking as “reflective thought,” requiring healthy skepticism, …
- psychomotor agitation,
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Origin of psychometrics
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noun (functioning as singular)
the branch of psychology concerned with the design and use of psychological tests
the application of statistical and mathematical techniques to psychological testing
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The branch of psychology that deals with the design, administration, and interpretation of quantitative tests for the measurement of psychological variables such as intelligence, aptitude, and personality traits.psychometry
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