The past decade has seen several revisions to the MRCPsych examinations, but the latest changes have been the most radical. It is now a three-part written examination and a clinical assessment of skills and competencies. This has changed the focus of the 'new' MRCPsych Paper I, which now includes two thirds 'one-best-item-from-five' multiple choice questions (MCQs). This collection of 'one-best-item-from-five' style multiple choice questions mirrors the new format for the exam. Its companion volume Extended Matching Items for the MRCPsych Examinations Part 1 by Michael Reilly and Bangaru Raju remains relevant for the new format where EMIs make up one-third of the questions. Together, these two guides thoroughly prepare you for the revised format, incorporating the new areas of study such as basic ethics, philosophy and history of psychiatry, and stigma and culture. With varying degrees of question difficulty, a wide-range of styles and topics, and full explanations of answers overleaf, MRCPsych Paper I One-Best-Item MCQs is ideal for examination preparation and self-study.
ADVOKATE: A Mnemonic Tool for Assessment of Eyewitness Evidence A tool for assessing eyewitness ADVOKATE is a tool designed to assess eyewitness evidence and how much it is reliable. It requires the user to respond to several statements/questions. Forensic psychologists, police or investigative officer can do it. The mnemonic ADVOKATE stands for: A = amount of time under observation (event and act) D = distance from suspect V = visibility (night-day, lighting) O = obstruction to the view of the witness K = known or seen before when and where (suspect) A = any special reason for remembering the subject T = time-lapse (how long has it been since witness saw suspect) E = error or material discrepancy between the description given first or any subsequent accounts by a witness. Working with suspects (college.police.uk)