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Self monitoring

behavioral assessment technique. Clients assume the responsibility for assessing the problem behavior in natural settings. Highly accurate.


Analogue measures (1)

behavioral assessment technique. Intended to stimulate the setting in which the behavior naturally occurs but takes place in a lab. Examples are role playing exercises.
- Behavioral Approach Task broken down into levels of response. Provides measurement of a respond to a stimulus in a controlled environment.


Behavioral Rating Scales (1)

behavioral assessment technique. A checklist that provides info about the frequency, intensity, and range of problem behaviors. often used by parents to assess children's behaviors.
-The child behavior checklist (CBCL) asks parents to rate their children on more than 100 specific problems


Cognitive Assessment

measurements of cognitions, thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes. Examples include a diary. Aaron beck designed a thought diary to record dysfunctional thoughts to help clients identify thought patterns connected with troubling emotional states. Each time they have a negative experience, they have to identify 1) the situation in which it occurred 2)the automatic thought had 3) the type of disordered thinking 4) a rational response 5) the emotional outcome or final response.


The automatic thoughts questionnaire

A type of cognitive assessment that asks ppl to rate the frequency of occurrence and the strength of belief associated with 30 automatic negative thoughts ( I hate myself) Higher scores mean more depressed.


Dysfunctional attitudes scale

a type of cognitive assessment consist of an inventory of relatively stable set of underlying attitudes or assumptions assoc with depression. DAS taps underlying assumptions believed to predispose individuals to depression.


Physiological measurement

the study of pals phsyio responses. (Heart rate, sweating)



the galvanic skin response or the electrodermal response. How sweating is measured. When we sweat, our skin becomes wet increasing its ability to conduct electricity.



detects amounts of electrical activity in the brain which are conducted between electrodes placed on the scalp. Used to examine brain wave patterns assoc with psych disorders.



a narrow X ray beam is aimed at head and the radiation that passes through is measured from angles. also called a CAT scan or computerized axial tomography, reveals abnormalities in brain shape, structure. Emits a 3D picture.



used to study the various parts of the brain. small about of radioactive compound or tracer is mixed with glucose and infecting into bloodstream. Neural activity indicated by the positrons emitted from tracer. Used to learn what parts of brain most active when listened, solving or talking.



Radio waves of frequencies are then directed at head. Brain emits signals that can be measured from several angles.



identifies parts of the brain that become active when we engage in a task. Tracks demands for oxy in diff parts of the brain.