PSYB32H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Rorschach Test, Criterion Validity, Validity Scale

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All clinical assessment procedures are ways of finding out what is wrong with a person, what may have caused the problems, and what steps may be taken to improve the persons" conditions. Note for assessment, are they able to comprehend (reading level) and can they comprehend and go through with assessment (cognitive ability, physical ability) these must be tested first. Note: validity scales used in tests such as nim (negative impression management) to see if people are faking responses (making it seem as they have an illness) The field of psychology psychometrics exists primarily for the study of validity and reliability. Is used because there is a concern that people will remember answers from first test. Internal consistency reliability assesses whether the items on a test are related to each other. In each of these types of reliability a correlation is calculated between raters or sets of items. Validity is related to whether a measure fulfills it"s purpose.

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