mental measurement

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Noun1.mental measurement - a generic term used to cover any application of measurement techniques to the quantification of mental functions
measurement, measuring, mensuration, measure - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
mental test, mental testing, psychometric test, test - any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc; "the test was standardized on a large sample of students"
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78) They boasted that such studies distinguished the professional placement process as superior to the many adoptions arranged independently and without benefit of mental measurement.
He also pointed out that they have been published in the Mental Measurement Yearbook, and recently two psychologists in California used the test for their graduate theses and tested thousands of people randomly across the country.
D, an expert in the field of psychometrics, the theory and technique of mental measurement, presented the research results today at the Association of Test Publishers conference.
Intellectual development was assessed using the Stutsman Mental Measurement of Preschool Children (2-6 years), the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI 4-6 years) and the revised Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-r-6-17 years).