REDUCTION TO ESSENCE RULE By N., Sam M.S. - 37 In application of the fuzzy trace theory, the presumption that individuals across all age ranges are biased to obtain the general idea of a message. REDUCTION TO ESSENCE RULE: "The fuzzy trace theory was originally proposed by Charles J. Brainerd and Valerie F. Reyna." Related Psychology Terms Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development EMOTION (Theories) LANGUAGE (Psycholinguistics) Identifying Relevant Theories and Models CHILD PSYCHIATRY VERBATIM TRACE ACHIEVEMENT TESTS A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide LEGAL PSYCHIATRY (Forensic Psychiatry) ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "REDUCTION TO ESSENCE RULE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/reduction-to-essence-rule/ (accessed January 28, 2023).