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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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any of a variety of testing procedures for measuring psychological traits and behavior, or for studying some specialized aspect of ability. Several forms of testing have arisen from the need to understand personality and its relationship to psychological
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Lawyers Margarete Kimani and Mwaniki Wa Rima, representing Allan Muchangi and Brenda Wanjiru respectively, urged the court to issue orders to preserve the body until the hearing and determination of the application filed by the investigating officer to detain the suspects and take them for a mental test.Two other suspects, Joseph Weru Wairimu and Maureen Wambui, were not represented.
In 1890, James McKeen Cattell published "Mental Tests and Measurements", where text was used perhaps for the first time, the term "mental test" in the psychological literature.
Poor people who contemplated tough money problems scored lower on both mental tests than their wealthy counterparts.
Studies in older adults reviewed by the researchers consistently found that fitter individuals scored better in mental tests than their unfit peers.
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Sid BenSalah, sports director at DIMC, said that while physical tests are part of the requirements for a racer to obtain a licence, mental tests would help to weed out drivers who are not deemed capable.
NEW Norwich striker Steve Morison has all the attributes to make an impact in the Barclays Premier League if he can handle the mental tests ahead, according to Canaries legend Dion Dublin.
By the time the mental tests were carried out, 116 of the participants - or 40% - had developed some degree of dementia or cognitive impairment.
Those who received insulin performed better on some mental tests but not others.
The results matched test scores from a battery of traditional mental tests.
Players did no better at a series of independent mental tests than another group of volunteers given general knowledge quizzes instead of brain training.
In the combined analyses of men with and without HIV (lists 1 and 3 on page 44), HIV infection did not raise the risk of poor performance on the mental tests. In contrast, signals of age-related heart disease or kidney disease (thicker carotid artery walls, more coronary artery calcium, lower glomerular filtration rate) did make poor mental test results more likely.