ASWB : Use of assessment instruments and methods

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for ASWB

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Advanced Generalist Examination

Which of the following psychological tests is used to diagnose individuals with psychopathology?

Possible Answers:

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory

Rorschach Inkblot Test

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Wechsler Intelligence Scale

Correct answer:

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory


"Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory" is the psychological test is an objective verbal inventory consisting of 550 statements—16 of which repeat. It is used to assess psychopathology in patients. The other choices are incorrect. The "Myers-Briggs Type Indicator" is a forced-choice, self-reporting inventory that classifies individuals along four dimensions: attitude toward the world, perception, processing and judging. The "Rorschach Inkblot Test" is used to study perceptual reactions and psychological functioning. Last, the "Wechsler Intelligence Scale" is used to measure children's' intellectual and cognitive abilities. 

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