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Cognitive, Behavioral & Psychological Assessments - Chapter Summary
Assessments can help psychologists and psychiatrists determine different aspects concerning their patients' progress and needs, but there are various types of assessments to use. These lessons go over the typical approaches and uses for cognitive, behavioral, and psychological assessments, including term definitions and the goals of each type of assessment.
You can easily navigate through the chapter thanks to our method of organization. We separate every chapter into several short lessons. You can see each lesson title from the chapter menu, making it simple to find the exact topic you want to review. Each lesson can stand on its own, but viewing all the lessons will provide you with a deeper understanding of any given topic. At the close of this chapter, you should possess the skills to:
- Evaluate the function of clinical assessments in psychology
- Figure out the process and limitations of cognitive and behavioral assessments
- Inspect neuropsychological and psychophysiological assessments
1. What is Clinical Assessment in Psychology? - Definition and Purpose
If you're a psychologist and a patient comes to see you, how do you know what is wrong? In this lesson, we'll look at clinical psychological assessments and how psychologists use them.
2. Behavioral and Cognitive Assessments: Purpose, Process, & Limitations
Sometimes, faulty thought and behavior patterns cause psychological problems. To uncover the cause of the problems, some psychologists use cognitive and behavioral assessments. We'll look closer at those types of assessments and how they are used.
3. Psychophysiological and Neuropsychological Assessments
Some psychological disorders have a physical basis. In this lesson, we'll look at three types of assessments that examine the link between body and mind: neuroimaging, neuropsychological tests, and psychophysiological tests.
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