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Understanding Psychological Assessment
A Primer on the Global Assessment of the Client's Behavior in Educational and Organizational Setting

First Edition


November 2013 | 596 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Understanding Psychological Assessment presents a comprehensive overview of the history of psychological assessment and its domains of application. It gives a realistic account of how psychological theory, measurement, and instruments can help the practitioner in understanding, explaining, and predicting a client’s problem or question. Using a systematic framework, it also reflects on the history, needs, methods, and consequences of psycho-diagnosis. Using this book as a guide, the practitioners and the students will be able to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the client.

Preface

 
How to Read the Book

 
 
I: WHAT IS ASSESSMENT? TESTING, TEST SCORING, AND TEST THEORY
What is Psychological Assessment?

 
Test Theory and Assessment

 
History of Psychological Assessment

 
Clinical versus Statistical Prediction: A Controversy of the Past?

 
 
II: ASSESSMENT PROCESS, AND THE DIAGNOSTIC CONCEPTS OF RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY
Assessment in the Fields of Psychology

 
Assessment, Reliability, and Validity

 
 
III: ASSESSMENT AND ANALYSIS OF THE CLIENT'S PERSONALITY, INTELLIGENCE, COGNITION AND SOCIAL CONTEXT
The Client's Personality

 
The Client's Intelligence, Cognition, Aptitude, and Achievement

 
Assessment of the Physical and Social Context of the Client

 
 
IV: JUDGING THE QUALITY OF ASSESSMENT
Quality of Psychological Assessment of the Client

 
References and Consulted Literature

 
Index

 

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