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 court had been told the teen had an accident when she was a toddler and had been left with a mental age of five or six.
They were charged after Mr Collins who has the mental age of a six-year-old, failed to return to the home following a trip to a centre in W alsall.
To keep Mrs Newman from wandering at night Dr Kalyani suggested her son Paul, 41, who has the mental age of a nine-year-old, lock the door.
Leighanne Arkley, who is 14 but is said to have a mental age of seven, left her class at Windlestone School, near Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, at 1.
Colin McNab, defending, said McComb had learning difficulties that meant that at age 15 she only had a mental age of nine.
Police said Michael, who has a mental age of an 11-year-old, was extremely vulnerable.
Julie Ferris, 31, from Aston,Birmingham, has always protested her innocence but was refused the chance to defend herself after a court ruled she had the mental age of six.
Evans, who had the mental age of a child, had been living at 10 Rillington Place in London, next to John Reginald Christie who was later discovered to be a serial killer and sexual psychopath.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "She has a mental age of between 12 and 15.
Next time around, let's have a minimum requirement on the mental age for the office of the president.
Emma Stones, 12, who had a mental age of five, was taken to hospital with flu-like symptoms in February last year but died a day later.
A TEENAGER with the mental age of five was raped in her home by a 50-year-old Huddersfield man, a court heard.