psychodiagnosis

psychodiagnosis

 [si″ko-di″ag-no´sis]
the diagnostic use of psychologic testing.

psy·cho·di·ag·no·sis

(sī'kō-dī'ag-nō'sis),
1. Any method used to discover the factors that underlie behavior, especially maladjusted or abnormal behavior.
2. A subspecialty within clinical psychology that emphasizes the use of psychological tests and techniques for assessing psychopathology.

psychodiagnosis

[-dī′agnō′sis]
Etymology: Gk, psyche, mind, dia + gnosis, knowledge
the study of a personality through observations of behavior and mannerisms combined with various tests.

psy·cho·di·ag·no·sis

(sī'kō-dī'ăg-nō'sis)
1. Any method used to discover the factors that underlie behavior, especially maladjusted or abnormal behavior.
2. A subspecialty within clinical psychology that emphasizes the use of psychological tests and techniques for assessing psychopathology.
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In this way, Rorschach psychodiagnosis becomes a useful tool in determining therapeutic strategies from an existential phenomenological perspective that is with a view to improve the quality of life of these patients by enabling them to strongly grasp their new existential situation.
Psychodiagnosis of expression--attitude is cooperative, mimic is reduced in amplitude, reduced pantomimic with fixed, inexpressive look, reduce tonality of the voice, monotone, without any affective inflexions, hipomobility of the face, with adequate and proper clothes.
All tests were administered by a team of 6 psychologists specialized in psychodiagnosis in early childhood who share clinical and technical criteria.
In psychology, the word "test" has an accurate significance, by designating a certain psychodiagnosis tool (Horghidan, 1997, p.
Since 1997, Ioana Omerhas been teaching at Spiru Haret University, Faculty of Sociology-Psychology: Work Psychology, Psychodiagnosis of Personality and Psychology of Ages.
Myokinetic Psychodiagnosis (MKP) has been considered a useful instrument by the Brazilian professional community, although there are few validity investigations about its psychometrics properties.
Pigeonholing women's misery: A history and critical analysis of the psychodiagnosis of women in the twentieth century.
Challenges to the biomedical model of disability", Advances in Medical Psychotherapy & Psychodiagnosis, 2006, 12, http://www.
Master's-level students had completed courses in psychopathology, psychodiagnosis, and intervention and were currently completing a clinical internship.
The aim of the present paper is to analyze, from a historiographical perspective, the noteworthy work on psychodiagnosis Bela Szekely's "Los Tests" (The Tests), which is very well-known among Latin American psychologists; in particular, we want to examine the development of both its structure as well as its contents throughout its successive published versions, paying particular attention to the Spanish contribution to it.
Traditional Psychodiagnosis and Therapeutic Assessment: Paradigms Confrontation?
Cultural and linguistic considerations in psychodiagnosis with Hispanics: The need for an empirically informed process model.