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PSY Exam
1.
What
is the interactionist point of view? Identify two intelligence theorists who
believe in this perspective.

2.
What
is the main difference between the factor analysts and traditional theorists
with regard to theory derivation?

3.
A
school psychologist strongly believes a particular child is in need of special
services. What is the psychologist trying to control for if he or she uses the
most recently normed test available?

4.
What
are two benefits of the WASI?

5.
Identify
three improvements of the WAIS-IV over the WAIS-III.

6.
Provide
one advantage and one disadvantage of group-administered intelligence tests.

7.
Give
three examples of extra-test behavior on an ability test.

8.
RtI
is said to be multilevel in nature because there are at least three levels of
intervention. What are these three levels of intervention?

9.
Name
three recommended uses for the Woodcock-Johnson III.

10. Name three things that would be
included in the best approach to diagnosing a specific learning ability.

11. What is the purpose of empirical
criterion keying?

12. Identify two functions of validity
scales on personality tests.

13. Identify a criticism of the MMPI
that contributed to the need for developing the MMPI-2. Identify a criticism of
the MMPI-2.

14. What is the purpose of the inquiry
stage of the administration of the Rorschach test?

15. Identify three criticisms of
projective tests.

16. What principle do assessors utilize
when interpreting the TAT?

17. Give an example of a behavioral
assessment approach.

18. What does a mental status exam
assess?

19. Give an example of the Barnum
effect.

20. Why is it recommended to utilize
the BDI-II with other tests?

21. A neuropsychologist blindfolds a
patient and then moves the patient’s arms and legs in
various positions. The patient is unable
to identify where his limbs are located. The neuropsychologist would MOST
likely suspect that the patient has suffered some sort of damage to which lobe?
Explain your reasoning.

22. What are three things that the
Tower of Hanoi measures?

23. Give an example of a performance
assessment.

24. What is an assessment center and
what is it utilized for?

25. How does Maslow’s hierarchy apply
to worker motivation?

Essay Questions

1. One of your friends asks you the
unlikely question “What contributes to intelligence?” Based
on what you have learned in this course, what would be your response?

2. Compare and contrast crystallized
versus fluid intelligence. Give an example of each form of intelligence.

3. Compare and contrast two
established personality assessments discussed in the course. Include in your
discussion strengths and limitations of each measure.

4. Throughout the course, issues
related to cultural diversity have been addressed. Identify one intelligence,
educational, or personality measure and describe its strengths and weaknesses as
it relates to diversity.

5. Identify and describe at least
three ethical dilemmas or responsibilities a psychological assessor may face.

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