Assessment Skills Activity

Topics: Reinforcement, Operant conditioning, Reliability Pages: 3 (454 words) Published: July 27, 2010
Intro To Psychology 210|
Skills Assessment Activity
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Checkpoint: Week 2|

Heidi Nehls/ Nancy Harrell
5/10/2010
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Self-Assessment
In The Future I Expect That I Will:

Answers:

1.) 3 Equally improbable and probable, not sure
2.) 2 Improbable
3.) 3 Equally improbable and probable, not sure
4.) 1 Highly improbable
5.) 1 Highly improbable
6.) 2 Improbable
7.) 2 Improbable
8.) 2 Improbable
9.) 5 Highly probable
10.) 4 Probable
11.) 4 Probable
12.) 4 Probable
13.) 1 Highly improbable
14.) 3 Equally improbable and probable, not sure
15.) 3 Equally improbable and probable, not sure
16.) 3 Equally improbable and probable, not sure
17.) 2 Improbable
18.) 4 Probable
19.) 5 Highly probable
20.) 4 Probable
21.) 4 Probable
22.) 5 Highly probable
23.) 5 Highly probable
24.) 5 Highly probable
25.) 5 Highly probable

(Sorry about the above format, I didn’t have a word program that would open, once turned in so I downloaded Microsoft 2010 and I have not worked all of the quirks out yet.)

Write a 200- to 300-word response, considering how employers and fellow team members might use this instrument at work. Is this test reliable? Is it valid? What are the potential benefits and drawbacks of a test that attempts to measure skills, abilities, or traits?

Employers and fellow team members may use this instrument at work to ensure they use The most beneficial forms of operant conditioning. This would assist both coworkers and Employers by helping them decipher what the best forms of positive and negative reinforcers to Use, in order to achieve the most effectiveness.

I have conflicted feelings about this test being reliable and valid. On one hand, I believe If the person answering the Self-Assessment questions with complete honesty, then it could be Reliable and valid. However, on the other hand if the people answering the questions...
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