Psychometrics is the area of psychology that concentrates on and specializes in mental testing; IQ, educational achievements, aptitudes, etc. Psychometric tools such as standardized tests, inventories, questionnaires, etc., are heavily used in schools, prisons and the military to gain information about the people being evaluated. These types of tools are used to understand the person's personality type, aptitudes, ability to learn, coping styles and many other things.

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