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
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5349
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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1110 Military Street, Po Box 984, Port Huron, MI, 48061
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DOUGLAS N JACKSON
 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
 (800) 265-1285
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Research Institution
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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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