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2. The supposed ability or art of divining information about people or events associated with an object solely by touching or being near to it.
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1. (Psychology) measurement and testing of mental states and processes. See also psychometrics
2. (Psychology) (in parapsychology) the supposed ability to deduce facts about events by touching objects related to them
3. (Alternative Belief Systems) (in parapsychology) the supposed ability to deduce facts about events by touching objects related to them
psychometrician, psyˈchometrist n
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2. the alleged ability to divine facts concerning a person or associated object by means of contact with or proximity to the object.
psy`cho•met′ric, psy`cho•met′ri•cal, adj.
psy•chom′e•trist, n.
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psychometrics, psychometry

the measurement of mental traits, abilities, and processes. — psychometrist, n.psychometric, adj.
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A form of clairvoyance which in this case involves divination about a specific person, brought about by holding an object belonging to them.
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Noun1.psychometry - any branch of psychology concerned with psychological measurements
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
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[saɪˈkɒmɪtrɪ] Npsicometría f
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nPsychometrie f
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It is well known from the general psychometry [23] that sensory perception is affected by many internal and external factors (e.g., subject concentration) and that it can be therefore very variable both within session and between subjects.
Here we must bring in psychometry, the practice in which an object is used to evoke images of past events of which the object was part.
Training to be a medical intuitive requires mastering certain fields of knowledge and special skills, in this case energy anatomy, karma, the astral body, mindfulness, clairvoyance, Clairaudience, psychometry, and aura reading.
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Summary: There's a form of extra-sensory perception called psychometry, whose practitioners claim to learn things about objects by touching them.
After the discussion, she will be doing galley readings through photo scrying (seeing spirits in photographs) and psychometry (divination of facts concerning an object or its owner through contact with the object).
--(1982) 'The psychometry of objective motivation measurement, a response to the Critique of Cooper and Kline.' British Journal of Educational Psychology, 52, 234-241.
A common purpose of the empirical work in the area of psychometry was to improve the technical capacity of available instruments.
Pharmacodynamic studies on the central mode of action of S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe) infusions in elderly subjects, utilizing EEG mapping and psychometry. J Neural Transm.