standard score that sets the mean to fifty and standard deviation to ten. Used on a number of tests including the MMPI.
A group of statistics used to determine if a significance difference exists between
the means of two sets of data.
The sense of
Thematic Apperception Test
persons typical way of responding to his or her
of the four lobes of the brain. Contains the
auditory cortex and therefore plays a role in
receptive language as well as memory and emotion.
The correlation coefficient determined by comparing the scores of the same measuring device administered to the same people on two different
A correlational technique used to estimate the Pearson-Product correlation of two continuous variables that have been dichotomized (Example: age is continuous, but when it is split into two groups, such as over 40 and under 40, it becomes dichotomous).
the central switching station of the brain because
all of the body's senses (except the olfactory
senses) pass through this before being relayed to
Apperception Test (TAT)
personality test where ambiguous pictures are
shown to a subject and they are asked to tell a
story related to them.
general idea about the relationship of two or more
research design where subjects are measured at
specific times before and after the treatment has been
administered in order to determine the long term
effects of the treatment
permanent internal characteristic (e.g., friendly,
Intense feelings directed toward the
therapist that many clients experience in the
process of therapy.
and Error Learning
that takes place through the application of
possible solutions to a problem.
design that utilizes the most control over
subjects and utilizes randomization
the amount of the observed score that truly represents what you are intending to measure.
An Analysis of Variance used when there are two independent variables.
A theory used to
describe a person with a significant number of
traits focused on urgency, impatience, success,
and excessive competition.
theory used to describe person with a significant
number of traits focused on relaxation, lack of
urgency, and normal or reduced competition.
The error that is committed when a true null hypothesis is rejected erroneously. The
probability of a Type I Error is abbreviated with the lowercase Greek letter alpha.
The error that is committed when a
false null hypothesis is accepted erroneously. The
probability of a Type II Error is abbreviated with the uppercase Greek letter beta.