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ERIC Number: ED410261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 37
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Expertise in Psychological Inquiry: A Computerized Assessment.
Brammer, Robert
The ways in which experience and academic training influence the types of questions therapists ask of their clients were studied. Psychologists and psychology students of varying degrees of expertise (n=138) were provided an artificial intelligence program that simulated a date rape client's responses to typed questions and were asked to conduct a "clinical interview" by typing in their questions and other responses. Clinical experience was found to be unrelated to participants' levels of confidence, perceived expertise, or efficiency in generating or analyzing questions, but both experience and level of training did affect the type of responses and questions of participants. The significance of these findings is discussed. It is noted that the medium of the computer may have changed the ways the participating psychologists handled the case presentation. (Contains 2 tables and 60 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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