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construct

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Psychology.

(n.) A term used in behavioral sciences to describe a conceptual framework or theory, often called a social construct, based on observations, empirically verifiable facts or events.

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dynamic testing

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

An approach to psychometrics that attempts to measure not only the products or processes of learning but also the potential to learn. It focuses on the difference between latent capacity...

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extroversion

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Psychology.

n. 1. (extraversion) an enduring personality trait characterized by interest in the outside world rather than the self. People high in extroversion (extroverts), as...

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Graduate Records Examination

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

The most widely used psychometric test for selecting entrants into graduate schools in the United States. It comprises subtests designed to measure verbal, mathematical, and analytical...

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Kohs Block Design Test

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

A psychometric test in which the respondent has to arrange groups of 4, 9, or 16 multi-coloured blocks to copy patterns presented on test cards, designed originally to differentiate...

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Louis Leon Thurstone

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics — Psychology.

(1887–1955; b. Chicago, IL; d. Chapel Hill, TN)

American psychometrician. Thurstone graduated from Cornell U with a BS in electrical engineering in 1912. This led to employment...

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Miller Analogies Test

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

A psychometric test designed to select entrants to graduate schools in the United States. It comprises 100 verbal analogy items of the type Fish is to water as bird is to? It is the most...

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norm

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences.

1 The usual value, customary behavior, method of practice.

2 In the sense of criteria and standards of behavior, desirable, which may not necessarily be...

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psychogenic

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Originating from the psyche, rather than the body. For example, an illness that has a psychological basis, rather than an organic basis. See also psychosomatic.

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Single-System Designs

Overview page. Subjects: Social Work.

Single-system designs (SSDs) are a family of user-friendly empirical procedures that can be used to help professionals to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the services they provide...

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standardization

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

(in statistics)

The process of converting a variable into a standard unit of measurement (e.g. standard deviation units). This enables data to be compared when different units of...

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