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Unformatted text preview: based on self­reported responses Most widely used: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory For Adults: MMPI (original) or MMPI­2 (1989 revision) For Adolescents: MMPI­A Clinical Tests 10 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 5e – Chapter 3 Response inventories 3. Usually based on self­reported responses Focus on one specific area of functioning Affective inventories (example: Beck Depression Inventory) Social skills inventories Cognitive inventories Clinical Tests 11 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 5e – Chapter 3 12 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 5e – Chapter 3 12 Psychophysiological tests 4. Measure physiological response as an indication of psychological problems Includes heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, galvanic skin response, and muscle contraction Most popular is the polygraph (lie detector) Clinical Tests 13 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 5e – Chapter 3 Neurological and neuropsychological tests 5. Neurological tests directly assess brain function by assessing brain structure and activity Examples: EEG, PET scans, CAT scans, MRI Ne...
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