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testing

 [test´ing]
administration of one or more tests.
bedside laboratory testing in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as performance of laboratory tests at the bedside or point of care.
compatibility testing the determination of the compatibility of the recipient's serum and the donor's red blood cells by pretransfusion testing to ensure that the product will survive in and improve the clinical condition of the recipient.
criterion-referenced testing the comparison of a person's score or performance with a standard of achievement that includes the definition of target behaviors. See also criterion-referenced evaluation.
exercise testing see exercise testing.
reality testing objective evaluation of the external world and differentiation between it and the ego or self. Impaired reality testing is seen in psychological defense mechanisms that falsify reality, such as projection and denial, and it is a major criterion of psychosis.
stress testing exercise testing.

re·al·i·ty test·ing

in psychiatry and psychology, the ego function by which the objective or real world and one's subjectively sensed relationship to it are evaluated and appreciated; the ability to distinguish internal distortion and fantasy from accurate representation of external events.

reality testing

Psychiatry The ability to evaluate the external world objectively and differentiate it from the internal world. See Psychosis.

re·al·i·ty test·ing

(rē-al'i-tē test'ing)
psychiatry, psychology The ego function by which the objective or real world and one's subjectively sensed relationship to it are evaluated and appreciated; the ability to distinguish internal from external events.
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In doing so, mediators are making assumptions they then put to the test in reality testing with the parties, to assist the party in identifying and naming the situation.
Internal consistency EQ-I subscales Cronbach alphas Intrapersonal 0.78 Self-regard 0.77 Emotional self-awareness 0.91 Assertiveness 0.85 Independence 0.86 Self-actualization 0.88 Intrapersonal 0.79 Empathy 0.76 Social responsibility 0.81 Interpersonal relationship 0.73 Stress Management 0.74 Stress tolerance 0.76 Impulse control 0.91 Adaptability 0.83 Reality testing 0.69 Flexibility 0.70 problem solving 0.77 General Mood 0.81 Optimism 0.80 Happiness 0.86 Table 3.
First, it is not clear what constitutes "reality testing." The idea derives from psychoanalysis.
Fetish succeeds pleasures lost to realization and successful reality testing. These pleasures are, however, consumed along with the paternal body that feeds systems of circulation.
Energy is focused on clearly identifying the problem, generating solutions, and reality testing for the do-ability of those solutions.
Posh Spice - Going through reality testing. Unable to get the Irony Decipher to work through her pneumatic breasts, she is being sent back to the lab for testing.
This critical agency is the conscience, which operates in addition to the censorship of consciousness and reality testing. Melancholia is distinguished by this morally judgmental attitude toward the ego, and the way that the freed libido is withdrawn into the ego rather then displaced onto another object.
The intent of examining the congruence between self-reports of ability and related activities and course work is to aid in reality testing and the development of self-concepts.
It is in this movement back and forth between self-reflective, self-critical subjectivity and the reality testing of political exigency that readers must find "paths [of their] own" (137).
"The ninth grade becomes reality testing," says Nancy Perry, executive director of the American School Counselor Association.