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1. A company wants to use a psychological test to screen for emotional stability for a sensitive position. Which of the following tests is the best choice for the company to use?
 
a. Cognitive Assessment System
b. Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV)
c. Woodcock-Johnson
d. Sixteen Personality Factors (16PF)
 
2. Which of the following is a multicultural issue for any of the psychological instruments customarily used in the United States?
 
a. Level of acculturation
b. Preconceived notions
c. Theoretical orientation
d. Distortion of information
 
3. Almost immediately after he developed it, ________ expressed concern about the misinterpretation, overgeneralization, and misuse of his IQ test.
 
a. J. P. Guilford
b. Alfred Binet
c. L. L. Thurstone
d. Charles Spearman
 
4. Felicia, a 9-year-old girl, complains that other children are not letting her play with them during recess or that they do not play fair. What would be the most effective approach to assess the interactions between Felicia and her playmates? 
 
a. Naturalistic observation
b. Controlled observation
c. Self-monitoring
d. Functional analysis
 
5. Sam, a 5th-grader, frequently gets aggressive when he is frustrated. His teacher has had to separate him from others to keep things from escalating. What would be the most effective approach to assess Sam’s behavior? 
 
a. Naturalistic observation
b. Controlled observation
c. Self-monitoring
d. Functional analysis
 
 
 
 
 
6. Which of the following is a potential threat to effective interviewing?
 
a. Time of day
b. Interviewer bias
c. Structured interviews
d. Self-monitoring
 
 
7. A potential limitation of an initial assessment is that
 
a. the patient’s goal for treatment is identified
b. the intake reveals a family history of mental illness
c. sometimes the presenting problem or symptom is not the real problem
d. someone with hallucinations may not have them during the assessment
 
8. The choice of assessment tools used depends on numerous factors, including the following: 
 
a. The diagnosis
b. The nature of the presenting problem
c. The vocation of the patient
d. A psychologist’s preference for the assessment tool
 
9. Anita, a 20-year-old college student, comes in for an evaluation. When the clinician asks her what brings her in for therapy, she answers, “I wanted to know how to get rid of the fairies in my dorm room. They come out every night, and their pixie dust makes me sneeze, so I can’t go to sleep.” Based on Anita’s answer, which of the following is the most appropriate tool to use for further assessment?
 
a. Crisis interview
b. Computer-based interview
c. Self-monitoring
d. Mental status interview
 
10. What is a risk factor when assessing for suicide?
 
a. The type of questionnaire used
b. Previous attempts
c. Watching movies about suicide
d. Maintaining an active social structure

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