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Psych 356 Midterm Ch 3
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What is a clinical assessment?
A series of steps designed to gather data about a person + the environment to make decisons about nature/status/treatment oh psych problems
What are screening assessments?
To identify potential psych problems or predict risk of future problems if someone is not referred for further assessment or treatment
What is a diagnosis?
The identification of an illness
What is it called when someone attempts to determine which diagnosis most clearly describes the patient's symptoms?
What is an outcome evaluation?
The key component of clinical psychology as practiced from a scientist-practitioner perspective
How much symptoms has been reduced (degree of change)
What is standardization?
The standard ways of evaluating scores (normative or self-referent comparisons)
What is a normative comparison?
Comparing a person's score with the scores of a sample of people who are representative of the entire pop. or similar subgroup
What is a self-referent comparison?
Equating reponses on different instruments with the person's own prior performance
How well the measure produces the same result each time it is used
What addresses consistency of scores across time?
For clinical judgment measures
What is validity?
Degree to which a test measures what it was intended to measure
What kind of prediction relies on a clinican's judgment?
What kind of prediction happens when a clinician uses data from large groups to make the judgment?
Number of tests given together
What is the conversation between an interviewer and patient to gather info + make judgments related to assessment goals?
When a clinician decides which questions to ask and how to ask them
Unstructured interview (initial)
When a clinician asks each patient the same questions usually w/ goal of establishing a diagnosis
What tests emerged from psychoanalytic theory?
Rorschach Inkblot Test + Thematic Apperception Test
Rorschach inkblot test
Thematic Apperception Test
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