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SMT Proverbs and Metaphors Test

A. Barth
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Application

Assesses concretistic thought disorders.
Concretism is viewed as a typical characteristic of schizophrenic thinking. It is manifested in thought and speech as an impaired ability to understand metaphors. Concretistic patients are unable to grasp the figurative meaning of metaphorical expressions; they tend to understand the metaphor literally. The test is therefore used in clinical neuropsychology.

Administration

The test presents metaphorical proverbs. Using the multiple-choice principle, the respondent chooses the interpretation option that best explains the meaning of the particular proverb. Answers can be corrected.

Test forms

One test form.

Scoring

The following main variable is scored:
Abstraction ability: Measure of the respondent’s ability to make abstractions when dealing with metaphorical linguistic material.

Scoring elements

Table
Profile
Working time
Confidence interval
Profile analysis
Test protocol
Item analysis protocol
Progress chart
Special diagrammatic representation of results
Personalized Word report

Test type

Special Ability Tests

Test information

adaptive
modular
language-free item material
parallel test form
conforms to the Rasch-model
additional device required
high level of test security
wide norm spectrum
test form available for online presentation - open mode
links to CogniPlus
supervisor-supported testing

Languages

German

Duration

approx. 10 minutes

Age

Norms for ages 16+.

Special features

Special norms available of people with schizophrenic or depressive disorders.