What is REGRESSION TOWARD THE MEAN?

The phenomena of an extreme variable becoming closer to the average in subsequent measurements.

REGRESSION TOWARD THE MEAN: "Regression toward the mean states that extreme variables will be closer to average in subsequent measurements."

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