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PSYO 343 - Chpt 4 Test

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  1. Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  2. Alternate-Form Reliability
  3. Videotape Reconstruction
  4. Event-Related Potential (ERP)
  5. Content Validity
  1. a A technique for assessing a person's thoughts and feelings. It involves having the person recall his or her reactions while watching a videotape of a previous tim when they were engaged in a task.
  2. b A graphic recording of electrical activity of the brain, usually of the cerebral cortex, but sometimes of lower areas.
  3. c Brain wave potentials that can be used for cognitive assessments. ERPs are evaluated when a person is asked to perform a cognitive task.
  4. d The extent to which a measure adequately samples the domain of interest.
  5. e The relationship between scores achieved by people when they complete two versions of a test that are judged to be equivalent.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. The degree to which different items of an assessment are related to one another.
  2. The extent to which scores of rating on an assessment instrument rated to other variables or behaviors according to some theory or hypothesis.
  3. A recording of the minute electrical activity of the sweat glands on the skin, allowing the inference of an emotional state.
  4. A process in which a cognitive-behavioral therapist attempts to ascertain how the various problems experienced by a client are related in order to pick out target behaviors that will become the focus of therapy.
  5. The degree to which assessment devices, such as intelligence tests, have content that is not representative and meaningful for individuals from various cultural backgrounds.

5 True/False Questions

  1. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)A technique for measuring the structure (or, in the case of functional magnetic resonance imaging, the activity) of the living brain. The person is placed inside a large circular magnet that causes hydrogen atoms to move; the return of the atoms to their original positions when the current to the magnet is turned off is translated by a computer into pictures of brain tissue.


  2. Intelligence TestingA cognitive assessment technique that involves a person writing down his or her thoughts upon experiencing an event, such as taking a test or meeting a person.


  3. ReliabilityThe extent to which a test, measurement, or classification system produces the same scientific observation each time it is applied.


  4. Rorschach Inkblot TestA projective test in which the examinee is instructed to interpret a series of 10 inkblots reproduced on cards.


  5. Psychological TestsPsychological tests, such as the Luria-Nebraska, that can detect impairment in different parts of the brain.


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