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  1. Structured Interview
  2. Projective Hypothesis
  3. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)
  4. Event-Related Potential (ERP)
  5. Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  1. a 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.
  2. b 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.
  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 graphic recording of electrical activity of the brain, usually of the cerebral cortex, but sometimes of lower areas.
  5. e Brain wave potentials that can be used for cognitive assessments. ERPs are evaluated when a person is asked to perform a cognitive task.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. A psychologist concerned with the relationships among cognition, affect, and behavior on the one hand, and brain function on the other.
  3. The relationship between scores achieved by people when they complete two versions of a test that are judged to be equivalent.
  4. The relationship between two halves of an assessment instrument that have been determined to be equivalent.
  5. A projective test in which the examinee is instructed to interpret a series of 10 inkblots reproduced on cards.

5 True/False questions

  1. PsychophysiologyThe discipline concerned with the bodily changes that accompany psychological events.


  2. Electrodermal RespondingA recording of the electrical activity of the heart, made with an electrocardiograph.


  3. Reactivity (of Behavior)The phenomenon whereby behavior is changed by the very fact that it is being observed.


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


  5. 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.


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