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Psychological Assessment Models & Instruments - Chapter Summary
The process of understanding psychological assessment models can be a tricky subject, but our use lively lessons and helpful quizzes to help you learn about tests and assessments that examine causes of behavior. You'll explore various types of assessments and see how they are used to diagnose various conditions. The following topics will be covered in this chapter:
- Different types of psychological tests
- Three types of physical tests
- Benefits and consequences of neuropsychological assessments
- Applications of behavioral assessments
- Strengths of the behavioral model
- Difference between ecological validity and external validity
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1. Psychological Test: Definition, Types & Examples
Psychologists and other qualified mental health professionals use psychological tests to measure specific psychological constructs in individuals. This lesson will explore the different types of psychological tests and provide several examples.
2. 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.
3. Limitations of Neuropsychological Assessments
Psychological disorders that spring from a brain problem are diagnosed with neuropsychological tests. But, how accurate are those tests? We'll look at some of the limitations and issues surrounding neuropsychological assessments.
4. What Is a Behavioral Assessment? - Definition, Tools & Example
Behavioral assessment is used to observe, describe, explain and predict behavior. This lesson explains the process and application of behavioral assessment and tests your understanding with a brief quiz.
5. Assessing the Behavioral/Learning Model in Psychotherapy
Behavioral therapy is a popular way to treat certain psychological disorders. But how well does it work? And is it the best choice? In this lesson, we'll explore the strengths and weaknesses of the behavioral model of abnormality.
6. Ecological Validity in Psychology: Definition & Explanation
Ecological validity refers to the extent to which the findings of a research study are able to be generalized to real-life settings. Learn about ecological validity, how it differs from external validity, and more.
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