Glossary A

Abettor refers to a person who, with the requisite criminal intent, encourages, promotes, instigates, or stands ready to assist the perpetrator of a crime.

ABIL --->"Adaptive Behavior Inventory for Learning Skills"

Abilene paradox refers to the counterintuitive tendency for a group to decide on a course of action that none of the members of the group individually endorses, resulting from the group’s failure to recognize and manage its agreement on key issues.

Deutsch: Fähigkeit / Español: Habilidad / Português: Habilidade / Français: Capacité / Italiano: Abilità /

Ability is a basic capacity of a person for performing a wide range of different tasks, acquiring knowledge, or developing a skill; what one has learned over a period of time from both school and nonschool sources; one's general capability for performing tasks.

Ability goals refers to goals based on a desire to be superior to others

- Ability tracking : Ability tracking refers to the educational practice of grouping students according to ability and then educating them in classes with students of comparable educational or intellectual standing. It is a school procedure in which students are grouped by IQ or academic achievement and then taught in classes made up of students of comparable ”ability.”

Ability trait refers to a trait that determines how effectively a person works toward a desired goal.

- Ability traits : Ability traits refer to traits that describe the person's skills and how efficiently he/she will be able to work toward his/her goals.