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Editors: Lydia S. Boyar
Book Description:
Psychological testing has grown exponentially as techological advances have permitted it to and societal complexities have necessitated it's growth. 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 new book presents gathers significant research from around the world.

Table of Contents:

Expert Commentary - Projective Testing
(Lisa J. Cohen, Beth Israel Medical Center)

Chapter 1 - Psychological Testing in Inpatient Psychiatry; pp. 1-33
(Lisa J. Cohen, Beth Israel Med. Center, NY, NY)

Chapter 2 - Development and Validation of the Coping Inventory for the Japanese (CIJ); pp. 35-61
(Katsunori Sumi, Nagoya Inst. of Tech., Japan)

Chapter 3 - Measuring Coping: Examining the Internal Structure of the COPE; pp. 63-86
(Kathleen J. Donoghue, Greg E. Dear, Edith Cowan Univ., Australia)

Chapter 4 - Computerized Psychodynamic Psychotherapy; pp. 87-104
(Louis A. Gottschalk, Dept. of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Sch. of Medicine, Univ. of California, Irvine, CA, Robert J. Bechtel, Corona del Mar, CA)

Chapter 5 - The Psychometric Properties of the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire- Brief Version; pp. 105-120
(Toru Sato, Shippensburg Univ., Shippensburg, PA)

Chapter 6 - Two different Operationalisations of psychological type; pp. 121-140
(Leslie J. Francis, Mandy Robbins, Charlotte L. Craig, Univ. of Wales, Bangor, UK)

Chapter 7 - Behavior Assessment in Neurorehabilitation; pp. 141-156
(Gordon Teichner, Sari A. Newman, Private Practice, Brad Donohue, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Chapter 8 - Neuropsychological Assessment in spanish speaking population; pp. 157-172
(Feggy Ostrosky-Solis, Asucena Lozano, Lab. of Neuropsychology and Psychophysiology, Nat. Autonomous Univ. of Mexico, Mexico)

Chapter 9 - Testing patients with Subcortical Vascular Dementia: A proposal for a rapid evaluation; pp. 173-184
(Rita Moretti, Paola Torre, Cristina Vilotti, Clin. Neurologia, Dipt. di Medicina Clinica e Neurologia, Trieste, Italy)

Chapter 10 - Adaption and Validation of the Personality Assessment Questionnaire on 12-year-old Children in Sri Lanka; pp. 185-202
(Piyanjali de Zoysa, Dept. of Psychological Med., Fac. of Medicine, Univ. of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Lalini Rajapakse, Dept. of Comm. Med., Fac. of Med., Univ. of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Peter A. Newcombe, Sch. of Social Work and Applied Human Sciences, Univ. of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)

Chapter 11 - Developing and validating Psychometric tests for use in high performance settings; pp. 203-213
(Andrew M. Lane, Sch. of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, Univ. of Wolverhampton)

Chapter 12 - The Relationship Between Accuracy, Consistency and Confidence in Memory; pp. 215-229
(Anders M. Fjell, Kristine B. Walhovd, Ivar Reinvang, Inst. of Psychology, Univ. of Oslo)

Chapter 13 - The effects of expertise level and motor skill characteristics on mental rotation; pp. 231-241
(Guillot Aymeric, Louis Magali, Thiriet Patrice, Centre de Recherche et d'Innovation sur le Sport, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon, Villeurbanne Cedex, France)


   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   Pages: 7 x 10, 257 pp.
   ISBN: 1-60021-570-X
   Status: AV
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