Why and When to Test: The Social Context of Psychological Testing

  • David Levine


The major contention of this chapter is that errors in the interpretation of psychological test results occur frequently because the psychologist has not concerned himself sufficiently with the general purpose of the psychological evaluation—because he has underestimated the importance of a clear comprehension of the referral question in its broadest possible context. Although I shall be able to present some clinical and theoretical material to support this idea, I am not familiar with any controlled research which is relevant to it.


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