Class Notes (1,100,000)
CA (620,000)
UTSC (30,000)
Psychology (8,000)
PSYC37H3 (100)
Lecture 8

PSYC37H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Factor Analysis, Psychopathology, Learned Helplessness

Course Code
Anthony Ruocco

This preview shows half of the first page. to view the full 3 pages of the document.
March 13, 2012
Behavioural assessment
Concentrates on the behaviour itself (used mostly on children with autism); parents wish to
change the child’s behaviour; having a diagnosis doesn’t mean that one knows the treatment is
going to work
The a (antecedents), b (behaviour), c (consequences)s of be behavioural assessment; focuses on
the behaviour itself other than the underlying traits, hypothetical causes, or presumed
dimensions of personality
Sometimes, the patient’s families can be interview as well, in order to determine the patient’s
behaviour in certain cases (severely mental retardation)
Module I: Functional Behaviour Assessment Interview (video)- Johnny has hit all of his physical
milestones along with the other kids; he often looks out the window and stares, will always put
the phone back on its hook; constantly puts toys in his mouth; sometimes, he also lines up any
sort of toy without playing with it the way it was meant to be used; the professor would try to
find out what is rewarding to the child by developing a hierarchy of what a child finds
Analogue behavioural assessment- a situation where you actually are able to contrive the
environment where the assessment takes place; one can set up a situation to determine
whether certain types of stimuli are more rewarding than others; rapid couples interaction
scoring system (RCISS)- evaluate things like criticism, disagreement, compromise, humour, etc.
by going beyond the interview, questionnaires
Ecological momentary assessment- “real-time measurement of patient experience”; measures in
real time what your behaviour looks like; Professor Fournier is an expert in this topic; allows us
to gain more ecological validity by recording instantaneous experiences are reporting on a
handheld device; you get a wealth of data, 1000 data points can be used
Assessment of Normality and Human Strengths
Broad band tests of normal personality- a broad band test is one that measures the full range of
functioning, as opposed to limited aspects; if there is one personality trait to measure, one can
simply use a short questionnaire with about 30 questions to assess that trait; broad band tests
are used to measure multiple, larger net of personality traits, but it wouldn’t be the best test
because it would be too long; how best to conceptualize the multifaceted …
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)- a forced-choice, self-report inventory that attempts to
classify persons according to an adaptation of Carl Jung’s theory of personality types; one must
choose a certain type of statement; classified into 16 different personality types, four
theoretically independent polarities: extraversion-introversion, sensing-intuition, thinking-
feeling, judging-perceiving; psychologists don’t generally find this instrument that useful despite
its validity, reliability; sometimes used to match someone with potential careers; most widely
used individual test in history-taken by approximately 2 million people a year;
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version