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.
I: WHAT IS ASSESSMENT? TESTING, TEST SCORING, AND TEST THEORY
II: ASSESSMENT PROCESS, AND THE DIAGNOSTIC CONCEPTS OF RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY
III: ASSESSMENT AND ANALYSIS OF THE CLIENT'S PERSONALITY, INTELLIGENCE, COGNITION AND SOCIAL CONTEXT
IV: JUDGING THE QUALITY OF ASSESSMENT