Psychology Quote: Maddi (1996) : Maddi poignantly summarized the authentic approach to life: "Only when you have clearly seen the abyss and jumped into it with no assurance of survival can you call yourself a human being. Then if you survive, shall you be called hero, for you will have created your own life".
theory that intelligence can be described in terms of mental factors and that tests can be constructed that reveal individual differences in the factors underlying mental performance. Psychometric approach is likewise defined as a theoretical perspective that portrays intelligence as a trait or set of traits on which individuals differ. Psychometric Theorists are responsible for the development of standardized intelligence tests.