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  1. Construct Validity
  2. Neuropsychological Tests
  3. Electrocardiogram
  4. Alternate-Form Reliability
  5. Criterion Validity
  1. a The extent to which scores of rating on an assessment instrument rated to other variables or behaviors according to some theory or hypothesis.
  2. b A recording of the electrical activity of the heart, made with an electrocardiograph.
  3. c Psychological tests, such as the Luria-Nebraska, that can detect impairment in different parts of the brain.
  4. d The relationship between scores achieved by people when they complete two versions of a test that are judged to be equivalent.
  5. e The extent to which a measure is associated in an expected way with some other measure (the criterion).

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. In behavioral assessment, a procedure whereby the individual observes and reports certain aspects of his or her behavior, thoughts, or emotions.
  2. An interview in which the questions are set out in a prescribed fashion for the interviewer; assists professionals in making diagnosis decisions based upon standardized criteria.
  3. A computer-generated picture of the living brain, created by analysis of radioactive particles from isotopes injected into the bloodstream.
  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. 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.

5 True/False questions

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


  2. Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)A projective test consisting of a set of black-and-white pictures reproduced on cards, each depicting a potentially emotion-laden situation. The examinee, presented with the cards one at a time, is instructed to make up a story about each situation.


  3. Electroencephalogram (EEG)A graphic recording of electrical activity of the brain, usually of the cerebral cortex, but sometimes of lower areas.


  4. NeurologistA psychologist concerned with the relationships among cognition, affect, and behavior on the one hand, and brain function on the other.


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


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