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Limitations of Neuropsychological Assessments

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What part of Phineas Gage changed as a result of his accident?

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1. MRI and CT scans are examples of:

2. Which of these is an example of a neuropsychological test?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and the worksheet that comes along with it can help you quickly assess your understanding of neuropsychological tests. You will need to know various types of neuropsychological tests and the difficulties associated with them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Phineas Gage's accident
  • MRI and CT scans
  • Examples of neuropsychological tests
  • Why neuropsychologists can't draw absolute conclusions
  • Disadvantages of neuropsychological tests

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related abnormal psychology lesson on neuropsychological assessments
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding types of neuropsychological tests and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the limits of neuropsychological tests

Additional Learning

To learn more about psychological changes due to brain damage and the tests associated with them, review the accompanying lesson called Limitations of Neuropsychological Assessments. This lesson covers the following:

  • Use Phineas Gage's case as an example of psychological changes that may require tests
  • Understand what neuropsychologists study
  • Review the variety of tests that neuropsychologists use
  • Recall the limitations of these tests
  • Identify other possible causes of psychological changes after a brain injury
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