SPECIFIC ABILITY By N., Sam M.S. - 70 an ability that is used for a certain task and not for anything but that task. Also called special aptitude. For concept clarity, also read the special factor. SPECIFIC ABILITY: "A specific ability is not the same as a general ability." Related Psychology Terms APRAXIA (literally, “inability to act or do”) SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TESTS APTITUDE ATARACTIC (Atanndc) HYPERMNESIA CEREBRAL CORTEX SALESMANSHIP ACHIEVEMENT TESTS EXPRESSIVE BEHAVIOR MUSIC TESTS Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SPECIFIC ABILITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/specific-ability/ (accessed July 6, 2022).