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mental measurement

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mental measurement a generic term used to cover any application of measurement techniques to the quantification of mental functions
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Quotations

  • William T. Sherman
    William T. Sherman
    “Courage -- a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.”
  • William T. Sherman
    William T. Sherman
    “I would define true courage to be a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.”

Usage

In literature:

This hypothesis can be tested by a variety of mental measurements.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
Your own mental picture of yourself is a good measure of yourself and your possibilities.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Her mental activity was temporarily paralyzed, and yet she knew that prompt measures were necessary to avert the evils crowding upon her.
"Mary Wollstonecraft" by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
There was no mental standard whereby to measure any one in the thirteenth century.
"A Forgotten Hero" by Emily Sarah Holt
There is a certain standard by which we measure the physical and mental development of children.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
Not as tall as Vesta, not as full of figure, he began in mental measurement, burning with self-reproof when he caught himself at it.
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
For this reason an acute observer can get the mental measure of a man after a few minutes' conversation.
"How to Study" by George Fillmore Swain
All that can be furnished for its mental and physical culture is at hand, according to the measure of general intelligence.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
This power, like every other mental power, is given in unequal measure to different individuals.
"In the School-Room" by John S. Hart
The mentality attached to his cerebrum includes reason in higher measure than is possessed by the mentality of other animals.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
Perhaps her mother's helplessness may have accounted in some measure for Phyllis's unusual mental development.
"The Way of the Strong" by Ridgwell Cullum
I was mentally measuring my courage with that of the subject of our afternoon's consultation.
"Faithful Margaret" by Annie Ashmore
Mentally, at least, the measure should be divided into as many equal portions as there are beats in it.
"How to Write Music" by Clement A. Harris
Having taken the tutor's mental measure, he thrust his hands into his trousers pockets, and coolly seated himself upon the desk.
"A Hero of Romance" by Richard Marsh
Just what mental functions may the particular tests be said to measure?
"Vocational Psychology: Its Problems and Methods" by Harry L. Hollingworth
Their lack of attention to other things is the measure of the mental disturbance.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
BINET-SIMON SCALE, a series of tests graded to age and previous training of the average normal child, much used in measuring mental deficiency.
"Being Well-Born" by Michael F. Guyer
It was at this period that he obtained some measure of mental and moral stimulus from his German studies.
"Victorian Literature" by Clement K. Shorter
I mentally took this missionary's measure as he told me his story.
"A Yankee in the Far East" by George Hoyt Allen
She gave Rose a sudden scrutinising look, and measured her mentally against the gap she had to fill.
"Miss Marjoribanks" by Mrs (Margaret) Oliphant
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In poetry:

My hat put on, I quit the door;
Attempt to walk two miles, or more:
Animal powers now set a-going,
The mental spirits sets a-flowing;
Which orderly begin to chime,
Ending in measure, tipp'd with rhyme.
"A Day" by William Hutton

In news:

TO SOME ENGINEERS, a do-it-yourself modular test and measurement system seems to connote a sort of "Wild West" design mentality in which solutions are quickly patched together.
Yes on Measure N to create mentally, physically healthy children.
Author Norah Vincent takes the measure of three mental health facilities in 'Voluntary Madness: My Year Lost and Found in the Loony Bin .'.
League leader's ability to score late sign of mental toughness, will provide measuring stick for Seattle.
An electroencephalography (EEG) headset is used to measure increases in mental concentration .
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In science:

The sub ject’s mental age, as measured by the IQ test, was reduced from adult to 8 years.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
Therefore, as a mental guide, it is typically sufficient to consider the currents J corresponding to an infinite chain (N = ∞) given by Eq. 3, but nonetheless consider a finite initiation-termination separation (measured by the harmonic distance R).
Ribosome recycling, diffusion, and mRNA loop formation in translational regulation
The study examined the effect of multimodal interface/feedback on the various performance measures like mental workload, accuracy etc.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
This is a very important measure since it quantifies the informational content of the network where dij represents the mental effort we incur in navigating a city.
Random planar graphs and the London street network
It is sometimes convenient to mentally replace the beamline upstream of some measuring plane zMP by an equivalent source.
Techniques of Proton Radiotherapy: Transport Theory
This mental labelling of particular molecules and the monomers they contain is analogous to the procedure used to measure intramolecular correlations by neutron scattering, in which a small fraction of the molecules of a species are labelled by deuteration.
Diagrammatic analysis of correlations in polymer fluids: Cluster diagrams via Edwards' field theory
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