Dictionary of Psychological Testing, Assessment and by Ian Stuart-Hamilton

By Ian Stuart-Hamilton

The totally revised and up-to-date moment version of this well-established reference presents over four hundred new or stronger phrases, and is an exhaustive consultant to the foremost phrases utilized in mental checking out, evaluate and size. Over 3000 definitions provide transparent causes of statistical techniques usual in psychology; significant psychometric and different mental checks; different types of psychological disorder, psychological incapacity, and mind harm; often used clinical phrases; easy neuroanatomy; and kinds of mental cures. This ebook is appropriate for all degrees of figuring out, from undergraduate and postgraduate scholars to practitioners of psychology and linked fields, with specific consciousness to statistical phrases utilized in commonplace college syllabuses, in addition to exams mostly to be had in laptop applications and pointed out in mental journals and related guides.

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Although a popular media shorthand for ‘at risk from parental abuse’, the term also refers to threats from disease, environmental factors, etc. at-risk subjects Subjects who stand a higher than average chance of developing an illness, being abused spouses, children, etc. ataractic drug Any drug which tranquillizes or otherwise calms. ataraxia calmness. ataxia Absence of muscular coordination. ataxic (1) Pertaining to ataxia. (2) Muddled, uncoordinated. ataxic aphasia Aphasia due to an inability to articulate.

Beta waves A pattern of electrical activity in the brain detected by EEG with a frequency below 12 Hz. beta weight (1) A measure of how well a test score predicts a criterion. (2) See multiple regression. between-group variance The degree to which the scores of groups differ on the same measure. Contrast with between- subject variance. between groups ANOVA Analysis of variance in which all the measures are between groups measures. between groups measure See analysis of variance. between-subject variance The degree to which the scores of subjects within the same group differ.

Principally, these are the anxiety states, and the phobias. anxiety hierarchy Therapeutic technique in which an over-anxious patient arranges a series of events in order of how anxious they make him/her feel. This forms the basis of developing strategies to cope with the problem. See desensitization. anxiety hysteria phobia. anxiety neurosis (1) Old term for generalized anxiety. (2) anxiety disorder. anxiety object An object inducing a feeling of anxiety (including phobic objects). anxiety-relief response Behaviour therapy technique.

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