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The process of clinical Judgment has been described by both linear and configural models (Hammond, 1955 J Hoffman, 1960j Hammond et. al., l<^6kt Hoffman et. al., 1968). The linear model holds that the weight of any given cue is independent of the other cues which are part of the total stimulus configuration to be Judged or rated 0 For example, in rating mental health or adjustment, the personality trait of superior intelligence would be given the same weight regardless of whether it was presented in the context of high need achievement and little experience of anxiety or in the context of low need achievement and intense experiences of anxiety.