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mental deficiency

[′men·təl di′fish·ən·sē]
(psychology)
A condition characterized by intellectual retardation, social inadequacy, and persistent dependency.
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Advocacy by the American Association of Mental Deficiency and other organizations led to changes in the cut-off IQ score for MR determination that was formalized in PL 94-142 resulting in the reclassification or declassification of many students who had qualified for services under the new criteria for the MR categorical label.
In the second letter Burke provided Hawks with statistics from specific clinical studies examining heredity and mental deficiency that suggested that mental deficiency was not primarily hereditary.
Tremblay, "Path Analysis of Parents' Conservatism toward Sex Education of Their Mentally Retarded Children," American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 81, no.
The problem of mental deficiency, Eugenics, democracy and social policy in Britain c.
A recent case in Alberta provides recognition that persons who are mentally ill or suffer from a mental handicap can perform certain legal functions even though they may have a mental deficiency.
Some people don't know or can't talk about childhood sexual experiences--they might have been molested as a child, or they might have a mental deficiency and may not be able to recall things that have happened to them," Dr.
Quick" and "clever" are synonymous while "slow" usually suggests mental deficiency.
In this paper are described four of the main theoretical streams that treat with mental deficiency: the medical behaviorist, psychometric, and mecognitive models, as well the factor that in each of them are the responsible elements of mental deficiency, The educational implication of those theoretical models are described also.
They claimed her death was the result of myotonic dystrophy, a congenital disorder characterized by mental deficiency and wasting away of muscles.
Then, Matthew Thomson's follow-on chapter "Status, Manpower and Mental Fitness: Mental Deficiency in the First World War," makes the valuable point that matters such as mental deficiency and shell shock should be seen in the context of status.
Intelligence and achievement results varied from high average to severe mental deficiency.