Understanding Psychological Assessment

  • William I. Dorfman
  • Michel Hersen

Part of the Perspectives on Individual Differences book series (PIDF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Understanding Test Construction

    1. Joseph J. Ryan, Shane J. Lopez, Scott W. Sumerall
      Pages 1-15
  3. Adult

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Joseph J. Ryan, Shane J. Lopez
      Pages 19-42
    3. Achilles N. Bardos
      Pages 43-58
    4. Charles J. Golden, Shawna M. Freshwater
      Pages 59-75
    5. Barry A. Schneider
      Pages 77-106
    6. Adam Conklin, Drew Westen
      Pages 107-133
    7. Michael I. Lah
      Pages 135-143
    8. William I. Dorfman, Sean Leonard
      Pages 145-171
    9. Heather E. P. Cattell
      Pages 187-215
  4. Child/Adolescent

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Jack A. Naglieri
      Pages 235-257
    3. Alisa J. Snelbaker, Gary S. Wilkinson, Gary J. Robertson, Joseph J. Glutting
      Pages 259-274
    4. Jan Faust, Sara Ehrich
      Pages 295-312
    5. Johnathan David Forbey, Yossef S. Ben-Porath
      Pages 313-334
    6. Colby Sandoval Srsic, Antonella P. Stimac, W. Bruce Walsh
      Pages 335-350
  5. Integration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
    2. William J. Burns, Bady Quintar
      Pages 353-371
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 373-380

About this book


Introductory texts on psychological testing and evaluation historically are not in short supply. Typically, however, such texts have been relatively superficial in their discussion of clinical material and have focused primarily on the theoretical and psychometric properties of indi­ vidual tests. More practical, clinically relevant presentations of psychological instruments have been confined to individual volumes with advanced and often very technical information geared to the more sophisticated user. Professors in introductory graduate courses are often forced to adopt several advanced texts to cover the material, at the same time helping students wade through unnecessary technical information in order to provide a basic working knowl­ edge of each test. Understanding Psychological Assessment is an attempt to address these concerns. It brings together into a single volume a broad sampling of the most respected instruments in the psychologist's armamentarium along with promising new tests of cognitive, vocational, and personality functioning. Additionally, it presents the most updated versions of these tests, all in a practical, clearly written format that covers the development, psychometrics, administra­ tive considerations, and interpretive hypotheses for each instrument. Clinical case studies allow the reader to apply the interpretive guidelines to real clinical data, thereby reinforcing basic understanding of the instrument and helping to insure that both the student and practi­ tioner can actually begin to use the test. Understanding Psychological Assessment includes cognitive and personality tests for adults, children, and adolescents, as well as chapters on the theory of psychological measurement and integrated report writing.


Integration assessment intelligence

Editors and affiliations

  • William I. Dorfman
    • 1
  • Michel Hersen
    • 2
  1. 1.Nova Southeastern UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA
  2. 2.Pacific UniversityForest GroveUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5434-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1185-4
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