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GRE Psychology: Clinical Assessment - Chapter Summary
The video lessons across this chapter provide a fun way to brush up on key clinical assessment topics. These effective lessons will get you ready for any questions on the GRE Psychology Test about:
- The definition and purpose of clinical assessment
- Kinds of clinical interviews
- Behavioral and cognitive assessments
- Psychophysiological and neuropsychological assessments
- Neuropsychological assessments' limitations
- Reliability, validity and bias in assessment
You can complete a practice quiz after each lesson to confirm your understanding of the different clinical assessment issues. Return to any video segments with ease by using the video tags.
GRE Psychology: Clinical Assessment Chapter Objectives
The GRE Psychology Test helps determine how qualified you are for graduate studies in psychology based on your subject knowledge. You can expect to see around 205 questions on the exam, and they will all have a multiple-choice format. This chapter aligns with questions you'll be asked from the clinical and abnormal part, which constitutes between 12 and 14% of the test.
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. Clinical Interviews in Psychological Assessment: Purpose, Process, & Limitations
Psychologists are not mind-readers. Like medical doctors, psychologists have to assess their patients to find out what's wrong. In this lesson, we'll examine the most commonly used psychological assessment: the clinical interview.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Issues in Psychological Assessment: Reliability, Validity, and Bias
In order to diagnose and treat patients, psychologists use assessments. But how well do psychological tests work? In this lesson, we'll look closer at three areas that inform a good psychological assessment: reliability, validity, and bias.
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