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5 Matching questions

  1. Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA)
  2. Electrodermal Responding
  3. Criterion Validity
  4. Structured Interview
  5. Internal Consistency Reliability
  1. a The degree to which different items of an assessment are related to one another.
  2. b A recording of the minute electrical activity of the sweat glands on the skin, allowing the inference of an emotional state.
  3. c 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.
  4. d A form of self-observation involving collection of data in real time (eg. diaries) regarding thoughts, moods ,and stressors.
  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. The process of constructing an assessment procedure that has norms and meets the various psychometric criteria for validity and reliability.
  2. A computer-generated picture of the living brain, created by analysis of radioactive particles from isotopes injected into the bloodstream.
  3. The relationship between two halves of an assessment instrument that have been determined to be equivalent.
  4. The relationship between the scores that a person acheives when he or she takes the same test twice.
  5. The notion that highly unstructured stimuli, as in the Rorschach inkblot test, are necessary to bypass defences in order to reveal unconscious motives and conflicts.

5 True/False questions

  1. Clinical InterviewA conversation between a clinician and a patient that is aimed at determining diagnosis, history, causes for problems, and possible treatment options.


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


  3. Intelligence TestingA standardized means of assessing a person's current mental ability; for example, the Standford-Binet test and the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale.


  4. Construct ValidityThe extent to which a measure adequately samples the domain of interest.


  5. Alternate-Form ReliabilityThe relationship between scores achieved by people when they complete two versions of a test that are judged to be equivalent.


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