PSY 314 Behavior Test

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PSY 314 Behavior Test
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PSY 314Behavior Test Review Week 6
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  1. Informal Assessment
    • Unstructured form of assessment
    • Least structured
    • Subject - free
    • Assessor - free
  2. Systematic Observation
    • Follow a guideline
    • Structured
    • Subject - free
    • Assessor - structured
  3. Behavior Test
    • Most structured
    • Subject - structured
    • Assessor - structured
    • To construct a situation that is "maximally conducive"
  4. Ajzen and Fishbain (1976)
    • Distal beliefs - Do you like sweets?
    • Proximal beliefs - Do you,like vamilla ice cream?
    • Actual behavior - buy vanilla ice cream
  5. Hartsthorne & May (1928)
    • Cheating on a test a test by copying
    • Cheating on a test by adding on
    • Cheating at a game
    • Cheating in an athletic contest
  6. Eysenk (1952)
    • Neuroticism
    • Food aversion
    • Holding breath
    • Pupil adaptationto a dark room
  7. Witkin (1962)
    • Field-dependence
    • Field-independence (more self-efficient and more self-control)
    • Very reliable
    • Valid personality measure
  8. Typical Behaviors
    • Typical performance - most observation aimed here
    • Maximal performance - behavior test is the only test capable of testing for maximal perfomance
    • Within IQ test behavior tests give assessment of maximal performance (speed, accuracy, level of difficulty)
  9. Pros of Behavior Test
    • Unobtrusive
    • Response bias is not an issue
    • Does not rely on linguistic skills
  10. Cons of Behavior Test
    • Reliability is unclear
    • Validity is mixed (good if test mimicks life, bad if cross-situation )

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