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5 Matching questions

  1. Psychophysiology
  2. Alternate-Form Reliability
  3. Family Functioning
  4. Intelligence Testing
  5. Test-Retest Reliability
  1. a The adjustment of the family system as a whole in terms of family environment and performance of assigned roles to family members.
  2. b The relationship between scores achieved by people when they complete two versions of a test that are judged to be equivalent.
  3. c The relationship between the scores that a person acheives when he or she takes the same test twice.
  4. d The discipline concerned with the bodily changes that accompany psychological events.
  5. e A standardized means of assessing a person's current mental ability; for example, the Standford-Binet test and the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A form of behavioral assessment that entails careful observation of a person's overt behavior in a particular situation.
  2. Computerized axial tomography, a method of diagnosis in which X-rays are taken from different angles and then analyzed by computer to produce a representation of the part of the body in cross section; often used on the brain.
  3. In behavioral assessment, a procedure whereby the individual observes and reports certain aspects of his or her behavior, thoughts, or emotions.
  4. The extent to which scores of rating on an assessment instrument rated to other variables or behaviors according to some theory or hypothesis.
  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. Psychological TestsPsychological tests, such as the Luria-Nebraska, that can detect impairment in different parts of the brain.

          

  2. Electrodermal RespondingA recording of the minute electrical activity of the sweat glands on the skin, allowing the inference of an emotional state.

          

  3. Content ValidityThe extent to which scores of rating on an assessment instrument rated to other variables or behaviors according to some theory or hypothesis.

          

  4. 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.

          

  5. Split-Half ReliabilityThe relationship between two halves of an assessment instrument that have been determined to be equivalent.