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What are the 9 areas to consider when thinking about cultural competence?

Social Status
Sexual Orientation
National Origin


What are the 3 things to consider when selecting a test

1. Theoretical basis of the test
2. Purpose of the assessment
3. Has it been normed on a population that includes your individual?


What are the 15 Exclusion Criteria for the WAIS?

Exclusion Criteria for the WAIS
1. Primary Language is not English
2. Primarily nonverbal or uncommunicative
3. Unable to understand instructions and participate fully in testing.
4. Insufficient compliance in testing to ensure a valid assessment.
5. Tested on any intelligence measure in the previous 6 months.
6. Graduate-level training in Psychology or familiarity with administration of intelligence tests.
7. Family member or close friend of an examiner.
8. Identical sibling (e.g. twin) of another examinee in the sample.
9. Uncorrected visual/ hearing impairment.
10. Uncorrected hearing loss.
11. Upper extremity disability that would affect motor performance.
12. Currently admitted to hospital or psychiatric facility.
13. Currently taking medications.
14. Currently receiving chemotherapy
15. History of ect or radiation of the CNS.


Name the 13 Exclusion Criteria for the Normative Sample of the WAIS

Exclusion Criteria for the Normative Sample of the WAIS
1. Stroke
2. Epilepsy
3. Brain Tumor
4. TBI
5. Brain Surgery
6. Encephaliitis
7. Meningitis
9. Psychotic Disorder
10. Parkinson's
11. Dementia
12. Mood disorder
13. Substance abuse


What do you do if you want to do the WAIS on someone with a brain tumour?

Caveat the results



the process by which a measuring device is designed and calibrated.


LL Thurstone developed the first formal technique to measure_________________



a Likert Type Scale is what sort of scale? (i.e. nominal, ordinal, interval or ratio

Ordinal, but we use it like it's interval


What are the 5 stages of test development?

5 Stages of Test Development
1. Conceptualisation
2. Construction
3. Tryout
4. Analysis
5. Revision (Back to 3)


What are 3 common item formats?

3 Item Formats
1. Subjects Perform a Specific Task
2. Administrator Observes a specific Behaviour.
3. Self-report measures.


Name 6 Test Formats

6 Test Formats
1. Multiple Choice
2. Likert-Type
3. Guttman
4. Discrete Visual Analog scales
5. Multiple/Choice Binary
6. Completion


Name 3 Projective Tests

1. The Thematic Apperception Test
2. The Kinetic Figure Drawing
3. Rorschach Technique


Name 3 Structured Tests

2. HPI
3. 16PF


Define Idiographic

Relating to the study or discovery of particular facts and processes as distinct from general forms


Define Nomothetic

Relating to the study of general scientific laws.


What is the major risk of diagnosis?



What are the 6 elements of a typical report in Psychological Assessment

1. Demographic Data
2. Reason for Referral
3. Tests Administered
4. Findings
5. Recommendations
6. Summary


Describe Axis 1 of DSM-IV-TR?

1) Axis I - Disorders of infancy, childhood and adolescence; dementias such as those caused by Alzheimer’s disease; disorders arising out of drug use; mood and anxiety disorders; and schizophrenia. Also included here are conditions that may be the focus of treatment (such as academic or social problems) but are not attributable to mental disorder.


Describe Axis 2 of DSM-IV-TR

2) Axis II – Mental retardation and personality disorders.


Describe Axis 3 of DSM-IV-TR

3) Axis III – Physical conditions that may affect mental functioning - from migraine headaches to allergies – are included here.


Describe Axis 4 of DSM-IV-TR

4) Axis IV – Different problems or sources of stress may occur In an individual’s life at any given time. Financial, legal, marital, occupational or other problems may precipitate behaviour ranging from starting to smoke after having quit to attempting suicide. The presence of such problems Is noted on this axis.


Describe Axis 5 of DSM-IV-TR

5) Axis V – This axis calls for a global rating of overall functioning. At the high end of this scale are ratings indicative of no symptoms and everyday concerns. At the low end of this scale are ratings indicative of people who are a clear and present danger to themselves or others and must therefore be confined in a secure facility.


How many Axes are there on DSM-IV-TR and what are they?

5 Axes;
1 - Childhood, dementias, drug use, mood and axiety disorders, Schizophrenia. Academic and Social disorders not attributable to mental disorders.
2. Mental Retardation and Personality Disorders.
3. Physical conditions from allergies to migraines.
4. Stress related problems from smoking relapse to suicide.
5. Global rating of overall functioning. Low end is psychiatric patients, high end are the worried well.