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  1. Construct Validity
  2. Personality Inventory
  3. Standardization
  4. Videotape Reconstruction
  5. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)
  1. a The process of constructing an assessment procedure that has norms and meets the various psychometric criteria for validity and reliability.
  2. b 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.
  3. c A lengthy personality inventory by which individuals are diagnosed through their true-false replies to groups of statements indicating states such as anxiety, depression, masculinity-femininity, and paranoia.
  4. d A self-report questionnaire by which an examinee indicates whether statements assessing habitual tendencies apply to him or her.
  5. e The extent to which scores of rating on an assessment instrument rated to other variables or behaviors according to some theory or hypothesis.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The phenomenon whereby behavior is changed by the very fact that it is being observed.
  2. A recording of the electrical activity of the heart, made with an electrocardiograph.
  3. A psychologist concerned with the relationships among cognition, affect, and behavior on the one hand, and brain function on the other.
  4. The relationship between two halves of an assessment instrument that have been determined to be equivalent.
  5. A recording of the minute electrical activity of the sweat glands on the skin, allowing the inference of an emotional state.

5 True/False questions

  1. Cognitive-Behavioral Case FormulationA 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.


  2. Behavioral ObservationA conversation between a clinician and a patient that is aimed at determining diagnosis, history, causes for problems, and possible treatment options.


  3. Rorschach Inkblot TestStandardized procedures designed to measure a person's performance on a particular task or to assess his or her personality.


  4. Family FunctioningIn behavioral assessment, a procedure whereby the individual observes and reports certain aspects of his or her behavior, thoughts, or emotions.


  5. Thought ListingA computer-generated picture of the living brain, created by analysis of radioactive particles from isotopes injected into the bloodstream.


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