PSY440H5 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Psychological Evaluation, Differential Diagnosis, Psychological Testing

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Chapter 6: psychological assessment person and his or her situation. The collection, organization, and interpretation if information about a: astrology study of stars, physiognomy interpretation of character based on physique and bearing. Gave us the 1st psychological test: goal of psychological assessment includes diagnosis and description, diagnosis behavior and labeled accordingly. 2. abnormality: diagnosis gives the illusion of explanation, diagnostic labeling can be harmful to people, all psychological assessment has 2 goals, description. The rendering of an acute portrait of personality, cognitive functioning, mood, and behavior. The science of human behavior aims to describe personality and behavior: prediction. Scientific hypotheses: the first truly comprehensive classification system for severe mental disorders was developed by. All later systems were influenced by his: diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders iv (dsm-iv) a dsm is a manual containing lists of diagnostic categories and associated symptoms.

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