A Glossary of Descriptive Psychology Concepts

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  1. A synonym for appraisal.
  2. A synonym for status assignment.
  3. The ability to show the proper sensitivity and make proper decisions in this or that domain, the decision that "one of us" would make.
We normally speak of "good judgment" and "bad judgment". Good judgment is successful judgment, therefore, normal judgment; it does not need to be explained, and can be just "judgment". Bad judgment is a failure; it does need to be explained, so we note the failure by calling it "bad judgment".