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psychometry

 [si-kom´et-re]
the testing and measuring of mental and psychological ability, efficiency, potentials, and functioning. adj., adj psychomet´ric.

psy·chom·e·try

(sī-kom'ĕ-trē),
The discipline pertaining to psychological and mental testing, and to any quantitative analysis of a person's psychological traits or attitudes or mental processes.
Synonym(s): psychometrics
[psycho- + G. metron, measure]

psychometry

/psy·chom·e·try/ (si-kom´ĕ-tre) the testing and measuring of mental and psychologic ability, efficiency, potentials, and functioning.psychomet´ric

psychometry

(sī-kŏm′ĭ-trē)

psychometry

Fringe medicine  
(1) Psychometric analysis, see there.
(2) Object reading, see there.

Mainstream psychology
(1) Any test used to measure a psychologic variable (e.g., abilities, intelligence, moods, personality). The term “psychometric testing” is increasingly preferred, given the potential for confusing legitimate psychological testing formats with pseudoscientific methods.
(2) The science of testing and measuring mental and psychologic ability, efficiency potentials and functioning—e.g., psychopathologic components.

psy·chom·e·try

(sī'kom'ĕ-trē)
The discipline pertaining to psychological and mental testing, and to any quantitative analysis of a person's psychological traits or attitudes or mental processes.
Synonym(s): psychometrics.
[psycho- + G. metron, measure]

psychometry

The measurement of psychological functions, including correlative ability, memory, aptitudes, concentration and response to logical puzzles. Intelligence has never been adequately defined and so there are no tests for pure intelligence.
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Perhaps the most prominent example of this elevation of psychometry was the concentrated effort to mine the popular Wechsler intelligence scales (WISC, WISC-R) for "characteristic WISC profiles" (Ackerman et al.
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It seems that we have learned little from the past or from the extensive body of research that shows that the distinguished fields of measurement and evaluation and psychometry have never been able to develop even one test that I know of that does not have a disproportionate impact on most minority groups.
Visitors can have readings in various disciplines, including palmistry, tarot, psychometry (picking up the vibrations of a person's life from his or her jewellery) and mediumship.
He argues that psychometry fails to meet its claim of measurement and that its object is not the measurement of non-physical human attributes, but the marking of some human beings as having more worth and value than other human beings.
Although rarely used in economics and demography, discriminant analysis, which is widely used in psychometry and other sciences for solving similar problems, is the appropriate method to define scores associated with a dual outcome (dead/alive).
It belongs to the area of structural cognitive psychology, with an interesting new use of the typical tools of psychometry focused on the development of thinking skills, not on IQ testing.
This is a well-known and often debated phenomenon in psychometry and sociometry: oppositely worded indicators that were constructed to operationalize one (bipolar) concept are often found to represent two different factors (Marsh 1996:810).
Computerized psychometry screening in long-term survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
We asked top psychic ANITA to reveal all about Jane, using two ancient methods - the Tarot and the Psychometry Test - while we sat back and listened in on their incredible conversation.