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SPECTRA™ Indices of Psychopathology

The SPECTRA provides a quick hierarchical assessment of adult psychopathology. It can be used to evaluate individuals in a variety of clinical settings, such as inpatient and outpatient clinics, hospitals, schools, and forensic settings.

Features and benefits

  • Measures 12 clinically important constructs (depression, anxiety, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress, alcohol problems, severe aggression, antisocial behavior, drug problems, psychosis, paranoid ideation, manic activation, and grandiose ideation).
  • Constructs are organized into three higher-order psychopathology spectra (Internalizing, Externalizing, and Reality-Impairing).
  • These spectra scores combine to provide a General Psychopathology Index (GPI).
  • Maps on to DSM-5™ conditions and links assessment findings to quantitative model research literature.

Test structure

Features 96 self-report items that can be completed and scored via carbonless form, plus three supplemental scales, one validity scale, and one response style indicator.

Technical information

  • Normative data are based on a sample of 1,062 individuals ranging in age from 18 to 91 years representative of the U.S. population.
  • Older adult, college student, and mild and moderate clinical samples were collected.
  • SPECTRA scales correlate highly with the PID-5, PDQ, SBQ-R, PAI, NEO-FFI-3, BRIEF-A, and more.
  • SPECTRA Fact Sheet with Scale information available here.
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Product code Product title Price
8489KT SPECTRA Introductory Kit $365.00
8489M SPECTRA Manual $120.00
8489IB SPECTRA Reusable Item Booklets (5pk) $60.00
8489RB SPECTRA Response Booklets (25pk) $120.00
8489SSP SPECTRA Score Summary/Profile form (25pk) $120.00