Effects of a third party observer during neuropsychological assessment: When the observer is a video camera

Marios Constantinou, Lee Ashendorf, Robert J. McCaffrey

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Abstract

Several studies have reported that the presence of a third party observer during neuropsychological assessment negatively affects the test performance of the examinee, A previous study (Constantinou, Ashendorf, & McCaffrey, 2002) demonstrated that the presence of an audio recorder as the third party observer during neuropsychological assessment also has a negative effect on the performance. The present study was designed to investigate whether or not a video recorder as the third party observer affects neuropsychological test performance. Results showed that the presence of a video recorder had a negative impact on memory test scores. This study confirms findings from the social facilitation literature that the presence of a video camera impacts task performance, and also replicates our earlier work with an audio recorder as third party observer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-47
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Forensic Neuropsychology
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • Audio recorder
  • Neuropsychological evaluation
  • Standardized test administration
  • Third party observer
  • Video recorder

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