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psychometry

Line breaks: psych|om¦etry
Pronunciation: /sʌɪˈkɒmɪtri
 
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Definition of psychometry in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1The supposed ability to discover facts about an event or person by touching inanimate objects associated with them.
Example sentences
  • Ms Vine and Ms Kitson use trances and visions, clairvoyance, dowsing and psychometry trying to pick up stories in the mind from objects to uncover any paranormal activity.
  • His society uses psychometry, remote viewing, and scrying as part of their research methodology.
  • Sympathetic magic is the basis for psychometry, the claim of psychic detectives that touching an item belonging to a victim gives magical contact with the victim.
2 another term for psychometrics.
Example sentences
  • Ulteem required significant analysis efforts, and research development and we have called on the best specialists in psychology and psychometry to design this unique and completely innovative product.
  • Clinical psychometry included the Benton visual retention test, Wechsler memory scale, and standard progressive matrices (SPMs).

Derivatives

psychometrician

1
noun
Example sentences
  • One reason why psychometricians such as myself rely heavily on multiple choice questionnaires is that it enables the researcher to have NO contact with the people being studied - thus precluding a major source of bias.
  • But psychometricians have set out a series of standards for the valid framing of topics and the elicitation and recording of opinions, wishes, and reasoning.
  • Although I am a psychometrician by trade, my specialty is the measurement of attitudes and personality rather than the measurement of ability so I don't regularly follow the academic literature on IQ.

psychometrist

2
noun
Example sentences
  • The youngsters were encouraged to complete all questionnaires, to seek assistance from the psychometrist if an item were too difficult, or to let the psychometrist know if they could not or chose not to answer an item.
  • Two to four days following admission to the youth psychiatric units, all children were administered the measures listed later by a trained masters-level psychometrist.
  • A psychometrist completed the scoring of the audio-tapes.

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