The practice of psychological assessment /

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Author / Creator:Tallent, Norman, 1921-
Imprint:Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall, c1992.
Description:x, 405 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Psychological tests
Psychological tests.
Format: Print Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-383) and indexes.
Table of Contents:
  • I. Fundamentals of Psychological Assessment
  • 1. Psychological Assessment: Meaning and Issues
  • The roots of psychological assessment
  • The current scope of psychological assessment
  • Psychological assessment: what is it? Confusion of assessment with testing
  • Psychological assessment: science and/or art? From testing to assessment
  • The modern matrix of psychological assessment
  • The influence of practical settings
  • The teaching and application of psychological assessment and the outlook
  • 2. The Psychological Assessor
  • Judging others: Gordon Allport
  • The assessor's personality type as a factor in judging others: Henry A
  • Murray
  • Orientations to clinical judgment
  • The practical use of psychological assessment
  • Personality issues in the psychological assessor
  • Role related issues in the psychological assessor
  • Ethical orientation to psychological assessment
  • 3. The Context of Psychological Assessment
  • The changingZeitgeist
  • New orientations to assessment
  • Philosophical/scientific underpinnings of assessment
  • Changing orientations to personality and psychopathology
  • Assessment and classification
  • Reliability/validity: how good is psychological assessment
  • Some technical problems with psychometric testing
  • Validity of computer testing
  • Clinical versus statistical prediction: focus on the validity of two approaches to psychological assessment
  • The economics of psychological assessment
  • The social context of psychological assessment
  • 4. The Measurement Tradition
  • The psychometric concept
  • The practice of psychometric testing
  • The psychometric cafeteria
  • Some special problems with psychometric testing
  • Computer testing
  • 5. The Clinical Tradition
  • The measurement tradition and the clinical tradition: differences and similarities
  • When is a test not a test? The clinical tradition: the modern phase
  • Schafer on Rapaport-Schafer
  • Holt on Rapaport-Schafer
  • II. The Tools of Psychological Assessment
  • 6. Psychological Testing: Intellectual and Neuropsychological Evaluation
  • Intelligence testing
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • 7. Psychological Testing: Personality Inventories and Projective Techniques
  • Personality inventories
  • Projective techniques
  • 8. Additional Tools of Psychological Assessment: Observing and Interviewing, and a System of Classification
  • Observing and interviewing
  • The diagnostic and statistical manual
  • III. Applications of Psychological Assessment
  • 9. The Assessment Process
  • Conceptualizing an assessment schema
  • A schema to present the basic concepts of this book
  • Approaches to case formulation
  • 10. The Assessment Process, Continued: Responsible and Effective Psychological Report Writing
  • Content of the psychological report
  • The common content categories in "traditional" psychological reports: a critique
  • Responsibility and effectiveness
  • Quickie reports
  • The perennial pitfalls in writing psychological reports
  • 11. Assessment for Treatment
  • Questioning the assumption
  • Conceptualizing the relationship of psychological assessment to therapy
  • The current status of psychological assessment in the practice of psychotherapy
  • The road map concept of psychological therapeutics
  • 12. The Case Workup
  • Selecting a battery
  • Gathering necessary data
  • The role