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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]

psychometrics

(sī′kə-mĕt′rĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
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. Also called psychometry.

psy′cho·met′ric, psy′cho·met′ri·cal adj.
psy′cho·met′ri·cal·ly adv.
psy·chom′e·tri′cian (sī-kŏm′ĭ-trĭsh′ən), psy·chom′e·trist (sī-kŏm′ĭ-trĭst) n.

psychometrics

The science of assessing the measurement characteristics of scales that assess human psychological characteristics.

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]
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In reviewing the parent, teacher, physician, and psychometrist observations of Kyle, it was discovered that he met the following DSM IV criteria: A1 - a through i, and A2 - a through c and g through i (see Table 1).
Still, it appears that rancorous debate over the nature of intelligence will continue to focus on the tools of the psychometrists' trade -- IQ and g.
A new, complex array of diagnostic terms--imbecile, idiot, moron--empowered those who employed them, the psychometrists, psychologists, and psychiatrists.
Considering the negative effects of excessive paperwork, system-level leaders should hire a sufficient amount of psychologists and psychometrists to complete the initial evaluations and reevaluations.
Forensic psychologists might have another scale for monitoring interventions, and applied psychologists and psychometrists might also join forces to develop scales for helping victims of crime that include items relating to civil and social justice (cf.
This new coalition, started by the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists, brings together more than 20 counselling and social services groups.
Here, master's-level and educational specialists would provide counseling services, while assessment services would fall under the rubric of psychometrists or psychologists.
Tom McFadden, executive director of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists, and an organizer of the Sept.
In-office psychologists, psychometrists, or social workers can also take on many of the assessment tasks.
All this means that instead of the vague term intelligence psychometrists can use these tests of g, despite their admitted defects as scientific measures, as operational measurements of intelligence which lead to useful predictions and theorizing.
Indeed, it is a general psychometric principle that a test cannot correlate with another separate test any higher than it can correlate with itself - i.e., estimated subscale intercorrelations will always be lower than the true value for the subscale intercorrelation, because of what psychometrists call "attenuation due to unreliability." Given that generally the test-retest reliabilities for Tobacyk and Milford's original subscales fell somewhat short of being satisfactory (only Psi Beliefs and Extraordinary Life Forms were above Kline's [1993] accepted minimum of .80), we should note a particular degree of caution in dismissing evidence for relatedness in the subscales.
Secondly, physicians contribute to the lunchroom program and policies and to other special services as the social workers and psychometrists. We cooperate on mutual problems and together admit defeat in having accomplished even good nutrition or good environments for all children.