Curt Mattson Pictured in the APA’s Monitor on Psychology
Curt Mattson, fourth year
student, was pictured in the July/August 2008 issue of
the APA’s Monitor on Psychology
. In the photo, Curt is shown preparing his poster at the APA’s 2007 Annual Convention in
. The poster was titled “Detecting Neurocognitive Malingering Using the Booklet Category Test”.
For this project, Curt used the Booklet Category Test (BCT) from the Halstead-Reitan Battery to identify probable malingered neurocognitive disorder. He separated a group of head-injured clients into two groups, those that met the criteria for PMND and those that did not, using several classification schemes, such as the WAIS-III Discriminant Function, the FBS scale from the MMPI-2, and the Halstead-Reitan Discriminant Function. Once he had his two groups, he used their scores from five different cut-offs on the BCT that are thought to possibly measure effort. The aim of the study was to see how well the scores from the BCT separated the clients into groups that matched up with the "true" classification based on the previously mentioned discriminant functions, etc.
The Monitor article is titled “Make the Most of Your Post” by Zak Stambor. It gives students hints and tips on creating an attractive poster and catching the attention of passersby.
To view the article, click HERE