Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In experimental psychology, a recording device, invented in 1906 by C. G. Jung, for registering variations of the psychogalvanic reflex.

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Examples

  • Dr. Jung, of Zurich, thought that it would be a very simple matter to record these varying emotions, and the psychometer is the result -- simple and crude to-day compared with what we have a right to expect in the future.

    The Dream Doctor

  • There you will be able to consult the findings of the public psychometer for yourself.

    Three Guineas

  • It is the psychometer that you carry on your wrist, the little instrument upon which you depend in all personal relationships.

    Three Guineas

  • But if you object that this is too personal and fallible a method to employ without risk of mistake, witness the fact that the private psychometer has led to many unfortunate marriages and broken friendships, then there is the other authority now easily within the reach even of the poorest of the daughters of educated men.

    Three Guineas

  • "This is the psychometer for testing mental aberrations," he explained.

    The Dream Doctor

  • He may bring the most gigantic of will-powers into play to conceal his inner feelings and the psychometer will record the very work which he makes this will-power do.

    The Dream Doctor

  • The psychometer answers questions or discusses subjects by impression alone, not knowing what is under her hand, but expressing what arises in her mind.

    Buchanan's Journal of Man, April 1887 Volume 1, Number 3

  • It resembles a book also in the fact that it contains innumerable ideas or psychic elements, and the psychometer might read from each convolution as a book the impressions recorded in it.

    Buchanan's Journal of Man, June 1887 Volume 1, Number 5

  • This episode was basically just a string of nonsensical "do X to prove who is the better psychometer" between Shiho and Sakaki.

    Anime Nano!

  • a glance at the private psychometer shows that the emotional temperature has risen from ten to twenty degrees above normal.

    Three Guineas

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