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Editors: Paul M. Goldfarb
Book Description:
Psychological testing or Psychological assessment is a field characterized by the use of samples of behavior in order to infer generalizations about a given individual. By samples of behavior, one means observations over time of an individual performing tasks that have usually been prescribed beforehand. These responses are often compiled into statistical tables that allow the evaluator to compare the behavior of the individual being tested to the responses of a norm group. The broad catagories of psychological evaluation tests include: Norm-referenced, IQ/achievement tests, Neuropsychological tests, Personality tests, Objective tests (Rating scale), Direct observation tests, Psychological evaluations using data mining. This book presents new and important research from around the world.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Expert Commentary A - New Directions in Intelligence Tests: The Dynamic Measures; pp. 1-3
(Rosa Angela Fabio, Dept. of Psychology, Catholic Univ. of Milan)

Expert Commentary B - Recarding Psychological Testing; pp. 5-6
Louis A. Gottschalk)

Expert Commentary C - The Psychological Vulnerability scale; pp. 7
(B. Rueda, Fac. of Psychology, Madrid, Spain)

Expert Commentary D - Dementia and Mental Disorders: Methodological Considerations; pp. 9-15
(Nora Silvana Vigliecca)

Research Chapters

Chapter 1 - Validating the COOP/WONCA as a Quality of Life Measure in Cancer Survivors; pp. 17-38
(Ian S. Pagano, Carolyn C. Gotay, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI)

Chapter 2 - The Psychological Vulnerability Measurement: Psychometric Characteristics and Validation in Nonclinical Population; pp. 39-54
(B. Rueda, A.M. Pérez-García, P. Sanjuán and M.A. Ruiz - Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 3 - Construc and Concurrent Validity of a Screening Executive Test: The Nine-Card Sorting Test; pp. 55-81
(Nora Silvana Vigliecca, Jorge Antonio Castillo, Consejo Nac. de Invest. Cient. y Tech. de la Argentina, Cordoba, Argentina)

Chapter 4 - Gifted with Dynamic Intelligence Test Measures and Normal With Static Intelligence Test Measures: What Does It Mean?; pp. 83-110
(Rosa Angela Fabio, Dept. of Psychology, Catholic Univ. of Milan)

Chapter 5 - The Self-Injury Questionnaire- Treatment Related (SIQ-TR): Construction, Reliability, and Validity in a Sample of Female Eating Disorder Patients; pp. 111-139
(Laurence Claes, Walter Vandereycken, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Leuven, Belgium)

Chapter 6 - Screening of Eating Disorders in the General Population; pp. 141-149
(Einar Vedul-Kjelsas, Dept. of Neuroscience, Fac. of Medicine, Trondheim, Norway, St. Olavs Univ. Hosp., Div. of Psychiatry, Dept. of Research and Development, Trondheim, Norway)

Chapter 7 - A Comparative Neuropsyhcological Approach to Cognitive Assessment in Clinical Populations; pp. 151-171
(Isabelle Boutet, Cary Kogan, School of Psychology, Univ. of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Norton W. Milgram, Division of Life Sciences, Univ. of Toronto at Scarborough, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 8 - Developing and Validating Psychological Tests;
pp. 173-189
(Robert J. Craig, Roosevelt Univ., Chicago)

Chapter 9 - The Hooked on Nicotine Checklist: A Measure of Diminished Autonomy over Tobacco; pp. 191-209
(Joseph R. DiFranza, University of MA Medical School, Worcester, MA, Robert J. Wellman, Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA, University of Mass. Medical School, Worcester, MA)

Chapter 10 - Short-Form Sport Orientation Questionnaire(SF-SOQ): Testing the Factor Structure and Invariance Across Athletes With and Without Disabilities; pp. 211-230
(N A. Stavrou, Lab. of Motor Behavior and Sport Psychology, E. K. Skordilis, Lab. of Adapted Physical Activity/ Developmental and Physical Disabilities, Dept. of Physical Ed. and Sport Sciences, Nat. and Kapodistrian Univ. of Athens, Greece)

Chapter 11 - Assessment of Prospective Memory: A Review of Data From Laboratory-Based Paradigms and Ecologically Valid Tasks; pp. 231-249 (Raymond C.K. Chan, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Tianxiao Yang, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, Ya Wang, Sun Yat-Sen Univ., Guangzhou, China)

Chapter 12 - Disability and Multiple Sclerosis; pp. 251-263
(Robert W. Motl, Erin M. Snook, Jessica L. Gosney, Dept. of Kinesiology and Comm. Health, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Chapter 13 - Methodological Topics to Develop a New Outcome Measure; pp. 265-281
(Masami Akai, Tokuhide DOI, Nat. Rehab. Center, Saitama, Japan)

Chapter 14 - A Simple Bedside Test to Detect and Evaluate Intentional Neglect; pp. 283-293
(J.C. Bier, F. Degreef, Dept. of Neurology, S. Camus, Dept. of Occupational Therapy, Erasme Hosp., Brussels, Belgium)

Chapter 15 - Using the Rasch Model for Prediction; pp. 295-310
(Karl Bang Christensen, Nat. Inst. of Occupational Health, Denmark)

Chapter 16 - Assessing the Psychometric and Language Equivalency of the Chinese Versions of the Index of Nausea, Vomiting, and Retching and the Prenatal Self-evaluation Questionnaire; pp. 311-320
(Fan-Hao Chou, Kaohsiung Med. Univ., Kaohsiung, Kay C. Avant, The Univ. of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, Shih-Hsien Kuo, Fooyin Univ., Taliao Hsiang, Kaohsiung County, Taiwan)

Index pp.321-336

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   Pages: 336.pp
   ISBN: 1-60021-569-6
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