PSY100H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Telemedicine, Virtual Reality, Multiple Sclerosis

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Psyc31 chapter 1: the practice of neuropsychological assessment. Clinical neuropsychology is an applied science concerned with the behavioral expression of brain dysfunction. In the 19th century, the idea of controlled observations became generally accepted, providing the conceptual tool with which the first generation of neuroscientists laid out the basic schema of brain-behavior relationships that hold today. War damaged brains gave the chief impetus to the development of clinical neuropsychology. Screening and diagnosis of brain injured and behaviorally disturbed servicemen during wwi and for their rehabilitation created demands for neuropsychology programs. Psychology contributed the two other domains of knowledge and skill that are integral to the scientific discipline and clinical practices of neuropsychology today. Binet initially developed tests to capture the concept of intelligence. Mental measurement specialists produced examination techniques to screen recruits for military and to assist in educational evaluations: ex. Raven"s progressive matrices, wechsler intelligence scales, wide range.

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