mental age


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mental age:

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in psychology, the general mental ability involved in calculating, reasoning, perceiving relationships and analogies, learning quickly, storing and retrieving information, using language fluently, classifying, generalizing, and adjusting to new situations.
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mental age

[′men·təl ′āj]
(psychology)
The degree of mental development of an individual in terms of the chronological age of the average individual of equivalent mental ability; specifically, a score derived from intelligence tests.
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The participants' mental age was established after a psychological evaluation with the New Version of the Stanford-Binet Method, adapted by Terman and Merril (1979) [25], used for children from two to five years old.
294) Broadly defined, mental age gauges defendants' "incapacity to function at an adult level cognitively and morally despite [their] chronological age.
Mental age shouldn't be confused with IQ levels," says Dr Surbhee Soni, senior consultant psychiatrist, Fortis La Femme.
O'Connor responded: 'Well, the mental age limit really defines the period at which a young man or woman of talent ought to pack his or her bags and get out.
After demonstrating that, beyond three years of age, there is no direct maturation effect on the acquisition of ToM, (but only an indirect effect by the way of mental age which depends on maturation), it can be asked if, in its contents, the acquisition of a ToM (i.
Regardless of their level of cognitive deficit, they could not give consent to sexual intercourse, since the level of their intellectual and adaptive functioning was such that they had the mental age equivalent of minors.
Defence for Evans urged Judge Hickey to consider youth sentencing guidelines due to Evans mental age and the activity happened in the context of a relationship.
The father of a Down's Syndrome teenager with a mental age of five said yesterday his family had been through "pure hell" after his son was charged with a racist assault.
JAMIE looks about 12 and has the same mental age, so he hardly seems ready for marriage.
The brain trainer thing apparently tells you your mental age (which can be as high as 112) and aims to get your mental age down with practise.
Tammy McGregor - who has a mental age of 12 - also had hot water poured over her head during her two-and-a-halfhour ordeal.
A man with a mental age of a primary school pupil is being sought in Cardiff and Porthcawl.