Nonability

Related to Nonability: notability

Non`a`bil´i`ty


n.1.Want of ability.
2.(Law) An exception taken against a plaintiff in a cause, when he is unable legally to commence a suit.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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W2 has hundreds of unhyphenated entries beginning non, from nonabandonment to nonzoological; W3 likewise has many unhyphenated entries, from nonability to nonzero.
Current-events knowledge in adults: An investigation of age, intelligence, and nonability determinants.
A moderate correlation with college GPA (r = .213) and a still lower relationship with HSSE Marks (r = .110) in the current study indicates EQ as a nonability or a psychological concept.
According to Bandura (1997), self-efficacy has five distinctive characteristics: (a) it involves self-judgments or beliefs about one's ability to perform activities, rather than beliefs about general personal qualities, such as one's physical characteristics or psychological traits; (b) it is multidimensional: rather than being a single disposition, it is linked to different domains of functioning (math or English); (c) it is context-dependent because many nonability influences can enhance or impede execution of skills; (d) it depends on a mastery criterion of success rather than normative or other criteria; and (e) it is assessed before students are asked to perform and thus can play a causal role in academic functioning.
This interest is reflected in several books and reviews (Barratt, 1995; Collis & Messick, 2001; Saklofske & Zeidner, 1995; Sternberg & Ruzgis, 1994; Zeidner & Matthews, 2000), as well as empirical studies examining ability and nonability individual differences in human performance, especially in academic settings (Busato, Prins, Elshout, & Hamaker, 2000; Chamorro-Premuzic & Furnham, 2002, 2003a, 2003b; De Fruyt & Mervielde, 1996; Goff & Ackerman, 1992; Rindermann & Neubauer, 2001; Siepp, 1991).
The act of self-handicapping involves the positing of claimed or behavioral barriers to performance that are both self-debilitating (i.e., decrease the probability of success) and self-protective (i.e., decrease stress through nonability attributions for failure) (Berglas & Jones, 1978).
The last article, "The Locus of Adult Intelligence: Knowledge, Abilities, and Nonability Traits" (Phillip L.
Reflections on nonability determinants of competence.
Conclusion: Reflections on nonability determinants of competence.
The phenomenon of selective perception means that women are noticed and rated on a scale for women only, with focus on their style of dress, their appearance, their bodies, their social graces, and other nonability traits.(49)
This report reviews a theoretically inspired empirical investigation of individual differences in knowledge, abilities, and nonability traits as part of an ongoing effort to better understand adult intellectual development and to develop more accurate measures of adult intelligence.