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Re: Placebo effect vs spontaneous improvement ed_uk

Posted by SLS on August 8, 2005, at 6:40:20

In reply to Re: Placebo effect vs spontaneous improvement SLS, posted by ed_uk on August 7, 2005, at 14:27:33

> Hi Scott,
> >I was asked to take a few psychometric tests.......
> What did these involve?
> ~Ed

I see now that they are used for employment, but that was not their original intent. They do measure aptitude in specific skills. By doing so, they can also infer where in the brain there might be some pathology. People with depression seem to do particularly poorly in tests that involve the left frontal lobe (if my memory serves). Psychometric testing has morphed over the years, it seems, to become more geared towards being a tool of employers to screen potential employees. Interestingly, and to the surprise of my doctors, I scored very high on the "prisoner of war" scale on the MMPI. That makes sense to me, though. Depression is very much like a torturous cage.

- Scott




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