a socially contagious phenomenon characterized by unfounded anxiety, paranoia and depression over the anticipated result of one's examination often exhibited by a law student feigning unintelligence while manifesting apparent intelligence. It is also a specie of academic bluffing.
Gwen is inflicted with noreenism. She persistently claimed that she would fail in the Torts exam; when the results came out, she topped the exam. Tsk..tsk..tsk.