THE LONG-TERM GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTER-BASED TAILORED ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUE FOR APPRAISING PSYCHOPATHOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS OF PERSONALITY.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Amount:
$50,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1986
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
5349
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Research Psychologists Press
1110 Military Street, Po Box 984, Port Huron, MI, 48061
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 DOUGLAS N JACKSON
 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
 (800) 265-1285
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE LONG-TERM GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTER-BASED TAILORED ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUE FOR APPRAISING PSYCHOPATHOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS OF PERSONALITY. AN ITEM POOL IN EXCESS OF 4,000 ITEMS IS ENVISAGED, SPANNING SEVERAL DOZEN DIMENSIONS OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND ORGANIZED HIERARCHI-CALLY. FROM THIS POOL APPROXIMATELY 300 TO 400 ITEMS WOULD BE SELECTED AS MOST RELEVANT TO A RESPONDENT'S PERSONALITY, BASED ON PREVIOUS RESPONSES IN COMBINATION WITH DEMOGRAPHIC AND BASE-RATE INFORMATION. THE PRESENT FEASIBILITY RESEARCHWILL BE COMPRISED OF TWO STUDIES, ONE DEALING WITH THE QUES-TION OF THE NUMBER OF ITEMS REQUIRED FOR RELIABLE DECISIONS REGARDING THE PRESENCE OF AN ELEVATED SCALE SCORE, THE SECOND DESIGNED TO DEVELOP AND STUDY SEQUENTIAL-HIERARCHICALTAILORED TESTING IN THE DOMAIN OF DEPRESSION AND RELATED AFFECTIVE DISORDERS. THIS INCLUDES THE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF NECESSARY SOFTWARE AND THE APPRAISAL OF RELIABIL-ITY AND ACCURACY OF CLASSIFICATION.

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