chapter_3--clinical_assessm - Chapter 3-Clinical Assessment...

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1 Chapter 3--Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis Key 1. The systematic evaluation of psychological, biological and social factors in a person with a possible mental disorder is known as clinical: $$$$. A. assessment B. interpretation C. validation D. standardization 2. The process of determining whether an individual’s symptoms meet the criteria for a specific psychological disorder is called: A. prognosis B. diagnosis C. classification D. analysis 3. The process of clinical assessment is psychopathology has been equated to using a $$$$ to determine the source of the problem: A. funnel B. hose C. bucket D. plow 4. In order to be useful, assessment techniques should be based on: A. beliefs B. attitudes C. evidence D. assumptions 5. Which of the following factors is typically NOT part of a clinical assessment? A. psychological B. social C. biological D. astrological
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2 6. In the first interview with Frank, a patient described in the textbook, he stated that he had been having intrusive thoughts that he tried to prevent by performing certain movements. Based on this information, you might predict that Frank would be diagnosed with: A. major depressive disorder B. obsessive-compulsive disorder C. a personality disorder D. schizophrenia 7. A measurement which is consistent is considered to be: A. valid B. reliable C. standardized D. accurate 8. IF the short version of a test yields the same results as a longer version than you could conclude that the brief version had $$$$ validity. A. convergent B. divergent C. predictive D. excessive 9. If three different doctors conducted the same test but could not come to agreement about a patients’ diagnosis, the test would be considered: A. inaccurate B. convergent C. unreliable D. critical 10. The process of clinical assessment results in narrowing the focus to: A. concentrate on problem areas that seem most relevant B. consider a broad range of problems C. cover all possible problems D. concentrate on all problem areas equally 11. In order to develop useful standards for a test, it is important to use a normative group which consists of a: A. small group of people who are very similar to each other B. large group of people who all share a key characteristic C. large group of very diverse people D. small group which differs from the population at large
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3 12. Which of the following is NOT one of the three basic concepts that help determine the value of a psychological assessment procedure? A. reliability B. classification C. validity D. standardization 13. A patient who had recurrent headaches, fatigue, and loss of appetite received different diagnoses from several psychologists. In terms of assessment, this indicates a problem with: A. reliability B. classification C. validity D. standardization 14. In terms of psychological assessment, which of the following describes the concept of validity? A.
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2012 for the course PSYCH 105 taught by Professor Peck,andrewvancetrup,elisabezawadzki,matthew during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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chapter_3--clinical_assessm - Chapter 3-Clinical Assessment...

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