The Chronic Crisis in Psychological Measurement and Assessment : A Historic Survey
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.
- Hardback | 290 pages
- 159 x 241 x 20mm | 586g
- 01 Nov 1994
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
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.