The Chronic Crisis in Psychological Measurement and Assessment

The Chronic Crisis in Psychological Measurement and Assessment : A Historic Survey

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The psychological assessment and measurement of individuals in a technological society is common place. These techniques are used for diagnostic purposes in clinical populations and for screening personality and skill factors for complex jobs and occupations. But what is really being tested? And what are the limits to the interpretations of these measures? This text discusses the origin and nature of controversies in this realm and the best means for resolving recurring problems. Presented from a conceptual rather than a statistical framework, this book should prove useful to those in clinical psychology, counselling, and industrial/organizational human resource management.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 290 pages
  • 159 x 241 x 20mm | 586g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0124884407
  • 9780124884403

Table of contents

History; consistency of measurement across and within individuals; consistency across raters and rating procedures; consistency within and across situations - trait versus environment; consistency across constructs - lack of discriminant validity; promising approaches; integration; conclusions and speculations.
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