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Unformatted text preview: Assessment and Classification Assessment and Classification of Abnormal Behavior of Abnormal Behavior Dr. Nolan Zane Dr. Nolan Zane Reliability and validity Reliability and validity Reliability: consistent results under same circumstances; test-retest and internal consistency of a measure In contemporary psychology, we often want to measure intelligence, love, curiosity, or major depression. Construct validity is established through a series of activities in which a researcher simultaneously defines some construct and develops the instrumentation to measure it. Construct validation involves assembling evidence about what a test really means. This is done by showing the relationship between a test and other tests and measures. Development of measures: Rational method - develop measure to assess individual variation on a specific trait or attribute vs. the empirical approach in which scores on measure distinguish individuals who share a particular attribute or characteristic from those who do not share this characteristic. Using empirical approach the only criteria for item inclusion is that it can distinguish the criterion group from the control group. Used to identify individuals who are likely to be sociopaths, juvenile delinquents, actors, professional sports athletes, good sales people, sorority members. The assessment of abnormal behavior: Primarily used to assess one's personality and psychological problems. Personality = stable, consistent organization of person's behavioral dispositions, attitudes, and values that determine how the person adapts and reacts to the environment....
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2010 for the course PSC 49640 taught by Professor Schleper during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.

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