Abnormal Psychology

Psychology

Quiz 3 :

Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis

Quiz 3 :

Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis

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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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All of the following describe how a psychologist conducts a clinical encounter EXCEPT
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In a clinical encounter, the law regarding confidentiality does NOT apply if the patient
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In order to be useful, assessment techniques should be based on
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Observing appearance and behaviour during a mental state examination
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Masego 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 generalised anxiety disorder.Wanting yet another opinion, he went to Dr C.who told him he was obsessive-compulsive.This demonstrates poor
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In terms of psychological assessment, which of the following describes the concept of validity?
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As part of a psychological assessment, a mental state examination is used to find out how a person thinks, feels and behaves; its primary purpose, however, is to determine
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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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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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Nomvula, 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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Mr J., a 40-year-old recent immigrant to South Africa, 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 first language is English.Mr J.thinks this is unfair.In fact, this is an issue of
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A measurement that is consistent is considered to be
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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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The process of determining whether an individual's symptoms meet the criteria for a specific psychological disorder is called
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A mental state examination covers all of the following categories EXCEPT
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The process of clinical assessment results in narrowing the focus to
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A patient named Mohammed 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 Mohammed would be diagnosed with
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A clinical interview should be based on information from the client's
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