GENERAL ABILITY By N., Sam M.S. - 631 a term that is used to describe the measurable ability believed to underlie skill in handling all types of intellectual tasks. See general factor. GENERAL ABILITY: "Our general ability is the skill underlying all tasks." Related Psychology Terms APRAXIA (literally, “inability to act or do”) CHILD PSYCHIATRY ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY ACHIEVEMENT TESTS READING DISABILITY (Paralexia, Dyslexia) ANTISOCIAL REACTION MENTAL RETARDATION (PREVENTION, CARE, AND TREATMENT) Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "GENERAL ABILITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/general-ability/ (accessed August 8, 2022).