BASAL MENTAL AGE

n. level of mental age at which all items in a standardized intelligence test can be passed. Specifically, it applies the Stanford-Binet intelligence scale. At present, the mental-age construct is not as popular and the concept is not as widely-used as before. Also called basal age. See mental age.

BASAL MENTAL AGE: "To gather results on your basal mental age, one has to pass a psychological exam such as the Stanford-Binet intelligence test."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BASAL MENTAL AGE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/basal-mental-age/ (accessed April 4, 2020).
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