Mastering Modern Psychological Testing Theory and Methods 1st Edition by Cecil R. Reynolds -Test Bank
Chapter 11 Test Questions
1. One way that behavioral assessment DIFFERS from personality assessment is that behavioral assessment:
a. emphasizes what a person does. X
b. emphasizes a person’s covert thoughts.
c. is more subjective than objective.
d. is seen as having a higher level of inference for its interpretations.
2. Which of the following items would most likely appear on a behavioral rating scale as opposed to a self-report personality scale?
a. I feel lonely most of the time.
b. I feel like I have no friends.
c. I am alone.
d. Complains of being lonely. X
3. Test answers that misrepresent a person’s true characteristics are referred to as:
a. a threat to reliability.
b. fake answers.
c. response sets. X
d. rating sets.
4. _________ are one method test developers use to detect dissimulation.
a. Alter-response scales.
b. Reliability scales.
c. Response scales.
d. Validity scales. X
5. What federal law mandates that schools provide special education services to students with emotional disorders?
a. American Disabilities Act
b. Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act X
c. No Child Left Behind Act
d. Public Education Act
6. Behavioral assessments are most commonly used with which of the following populations?
a. Children X
b. Young adults
c. Middle-age adults
7. Engaging in professional practices that have clear support in the scientific methodology that underlies the profession is termed:
a. ethical practice.
b. evidence-based practice. X
c. research-based practice.
d. scientific practice.
8. Typically a behavioral assessment begins with:
a. a clinical interview. X
b. a preliminary diagnosis.
c. the completion of an objective assessment instrument.
d. the presentation of a projective instrument.
9. Once the primary issue to be addressed has been established, the next step in the behavioral interview is to:
a. focus on the antecedents and consequences of the behavior. X
b. develop a plan to modify the behavior.
c. develop a plan to modify current reinforcers of the behavior.
d. establish and implement the plan.
10. One of the main goals of the behavioral interview is to:
a. formulate an action plan to modify the behavior.
b. minimize the levels of inference used to obtain and interpret information. X
c. maximize the levels of inference used to obtain and interpret information.
d. stress subjectivity in the evaluation.