INCEST

Sexual activity between persons of closer blood relationship than the culture allows.The degree of relationship varies considerably from society to society. In some societies...

INDIVIDUAL TEST

A psychological test that is given to one subject at a time. The Wechsler Intelligence Scales, the Thematic Apperception Test, and the Stanford-Binet Test...

INTRAPSYCHIC CONFLICT

Opposing forces and the clash of them within the psyche, it is a psychoanalytic theory such as wishes, agencies or conflicting drives. It is...

INTERNALIZATION

1. Unconscious mental process where characteristics, beliefs, feelings and attitudes of other people are assimilated into your own self. 2. Psychoanalytic theory. Process used...

IMMATURE PERSONALITY

A personality trait disturbance characterized by childish emotional and behavior patterns.Immature personalities are found at every age. Typically these individuals have little control over...

INTERSCORER RELIABILITY

Consistency reliability which is internal and among individuals of two or more and the scoring responses of examinees. See also interitem reliability

INCORPORATION

An unconscious process, sometimes termed a defense mechanism, in which the qualities of another person are taken in, or “in gested,” through physical contact,...

INTERVENTION RESEARCH

Activities designed to measure how much better a situation is after modification that is systematic and to measure or has been imposed and the...

INTEREST TEST

an inventory where the person is asked to express their likes and dislikes for a range of different activities and attitudes. They are compared...

ITEM VALIDITY

In a test or experiment the extent to which an individual item measures what it purports to measure.

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