GENERAL ABILITY By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 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 GENERAL INTELLIGENCE CATTELL-HORN THEORY OF INTELLIGENCE GENERAL FACTOR CATTELL-HORN THEORY OF INTELLIGENCE BIOLOGICALLY PRIMARY ABILITY INTERVENTION PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN MEMORY DISORDERS BIOLOGICALLY SECONDARY ABILITY MOTOR DISORDER GENERAL ABILITY TESTS Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GENERAL ABILITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/general-ability/ (accessed October 2, 2020).