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Abnormal Psychology Study Set 2

Psychology

Quiz 3 :

Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis

Quiz 3 :

Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis

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Which of the following is NOT one of the three basic concepts that help determine the value of a psychological assessment procedure?
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B

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When Abernathy went to a psychologist for the first time, the clinician asked him what the date was, what time it was, what year was it, and where they were. Which category of a mental status exam do these questions cover?
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C

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The process of clinical assessment results in narrowing the focus to
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A

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Treminitia, who had recurrent headaches, fatigue, and loss of appetite, received different diagnoses from several psychologists. In terms of assessment, this indicates a problem with .
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A measurement which is consistent is considered to be .
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The process of determining whether an individual's symptoms meet the criteria for a specific psychological disorder is called _.
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The process of clinical assessment is psychopathology has been equated to using a to determine the source of the problem.
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The systematic evaluation and measurement of psychological, biological, and social factors in a person with a possible mental disorder is known as clinical .
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In trying to understand and help an individual with a psychological problem, the psychologist will obtain detailed information about the person's life as part of a .
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If the short version of a test yields the same results as a longer version, then you could conclude that the brief version had validity.
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Clifton had been experiencing a number of psychological issues, so he decided to go to a psychiatrist to see what was wrong. Dr. A told him he had major depressive disorder. He decided to seek a second opinion. Dr. B diagnosed him with generalized anxiety disorder. Wanting yet another opinion, he went to Dr. C who told him he was obsessive-compulsive. This demonstrate poor .
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In terms of psychological assessment, which of the following describes the concept of validity?
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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 .
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In order to be useful, assessment techniques should be based on .
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Mr. J., a 40-year-old recent immigrant to the United States, comes from a working-class background and is just learning to speak English. He applies for a job and is given a test. His score is compared to others who have taken the test, mostly young college graduates whose native language is English. Mr. J. thinks this is unfair. In fact, this is an issue of _.
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In order to develop useful standards for a test, it is important to use a normative group that consists of a
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As part of a psychological assessment, a mental status exam is used to find out how a person thinks, feels, and behaves; its primary purpose, however, is to determine
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A clinical interview should be based on information from the client's .
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Observing appearance and behavior during a mental status exam
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In a mental status exam, a psychologist evaluates an individual's thought processes by
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