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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


October 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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ISBN: 9788132110057
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