Absolute Judgement

Absolute judgement method, as used in psychophysics, refers to a procedure in which judgements (of either people, things, or circumstances) are made without the use of any explicit standards for comparison. As humans we often make judgements about things and people without the use of any externally established scale or standards.

For instance, you might look at another person and based totally on the way they are dressed, or how they behave, and make a snap judgement about them based on your own feelings and opinions. By doing this you are not using explicit, empirical, or reliable standards for this judgment.

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