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Appendix C: Glossary
Pages 223-228

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... Clinical psychology: specialty in professional psychology focused on assessment, diagnosis, prediction, prevention, and treatment of psychopathology, mental disorders, and other individual or group problems to improve behavior adjustment, adaptation, personal effectiveness, and satisfaction (APA, 2014) Cognitive test: standardized measure of task performance used to assess cognitive functioning (e.g., intellectual capacity, attention and concentration, processing speed, language and communication, visual-spatial abilities, memory)
From page 224...
... Malingering: the intentional presentation of false or exaggerated symptoms, intentionally poor performance, or a combination of the two, motivated by external incentives (American Psychiatric Association, 2013; Bush et al., 2005; Heilbronner et al., 2009) Medically determinable impairment: "an impairment that results from anatomical, physiological, or psychological abnormalities which can be shown by medically acceptable clinical and laboratory diagnostic techniques" (SSA, n.d.)
From page 225...
... Psychological assessment: the comprehensive integration of information from a variety of sources -- including formal psychological tests, informal tests and surveys, structured clinical interviews, interviews with others, school and/or medical records, and observational data -- to make inferences regarding the mental or behavioral characteristics of an individual or to predict behavior (Furr and Bacharach, 2013; Hubley and Zumbo, 2013) Psychological testing: the use of formal, standardized procedures for sampling behavior that ensure objective evaluation of the test-taker regardless of who administers the test (Furr and Bacharach, 2013; Hubley and Zumbo, 2013)
From page 226...
... 2009. American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology consensus conference statement on the neuropsychological assessment of effort, response bias, and malingering.
From page 227...
... Presentation to IOM Committee on Psychological Testing, Including Validity Testing, for Social Security Administration, June 25, 2014, Washington, DC. Mittenberg, W., C

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