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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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Other capital cases similarly cite defendants' low mental ages, but courts often struggle to determine the legal relevance of such evidence.
Today on death row there are other prisoners--similar to Henyard, Woodall, and Bowling--who have mental ages below fourteen.
These four objections are ably rebutted in James Fife's article, Mental Capacity, Minority, and Mental Age in Capital Sentencing: A Unified Theory of Culpability.
Mental age is somewhat unsettled in the psychological literature as well.
Autism, neurological disorders and learning disabilities in children suppress the mental age of an individual while the body keeps growing.
Mental age shouldn't be confused with IQ levels," says Dr Surbhee Soni, senior consultant psychiatrist, Fortis La Femme.