RESERVE CAPACITY By N., Sam M.S. - 111 Discrepancy between a subject's maximal ability to perform a given psychological exercise and the actual performance of that exercise. RESERVE CAPACITY: "Reserve capacity accounts for an individual's best performance." Related Psychology Terms APRAXIA (literally, “inability to act or do”) CREATIVITY TESTS ADOLESCENCE (Theories) CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY ANTISOCIAL REACTION FIGURE-DRAWING TEST MUSIC TESTS ARISTOTLE (384-322 B.C.) READING DISABILITY (Paralexia, Dyslexia) ODDITY METHOD Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "RESERVE CAPACITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/reserve-capacity/ (accessed February 2, 2023).