Handbook of Psychological Assessment

Edited by

  • G. Goldstein, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Michel Hersen, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, U.S.A.

The field of psychological assessment has been undergoing rapid change. The second edition of this Handbook, published in 1990, appeared at the beginning of a decade marked by extensive advances in assessment in essentially all of its specialized areas. There are many new tests, new applications of established tests, and new test systems. Major revisions have appeared of established tests, notably the Wechsler intelligence scales. The time seemed right for a third edition, since even over the relatively brief period of ten years, many tests described in the second edition have been replaced, and are no longer commonly used. Furthermore, much new research in such areas as neuropsychology, cognitive science, and psychopathology have made major impacts on how many tests and other assessment procedures are used and interpreted. This third edition represents an effort to give the reader an overview of the many new developments in assessment, while still maintaining material on basic psychometric concepts in order for it to continue to serve as a comprehensive handbook for the student and professional.
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For professional psychologists who do any form of testing or other kinds of evaluation such as interviewing or behavioral assessment. It would serve as an appropriate textbook for graduate students in professional psychology, including clinical, counselling, industrial, educational and neuropsychology. It would be of interest to some psychiatrists and educational specialists.


Book information

  • Published: February 2000
  • Imprint: PERGAMON
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-043645-6

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Historical perspectives (G. Goldstein, M. Hersen). Psychometric Foundations. Development of a scientific test: a practical guide (M.C. Ramsay, C.R. Reynolds). Scaling techniques (M.D. Reckase). Assessment of Intelligence. Assessment of child intelligence (K.A. Beres et al.). Assessment of adult intelligence with the WAIS-III (D.S. Tulsky et al.). Group intelligence tests (R.W. Motta, J.M. Joseph). Achievement, Aptitude, and Interest. Achievement testing (L.J. Katz, G.T. Slomka). Evaluation of aptitudes (D.J. Reschly, C. Robinson-Zanartu). Interest inventories (J-I.C. Hansen). Neuropsychological Assessment. Comprehensive neuropsychological assessment batteries (G. Goldstein). Pediatric neuropsychological assessment examined (J. Holmes Bernstein, M.D. Weiler). Specialized neuropsychological assessment methods (G.J. Larrabee). Interviewing. Contemporary psychiatric interviewing: integration of the DSM-IV, managed-care concerns, mental status, and research (S.C. Shea). Structured interviews for children and adolescents (C. Edelbrock, A. Bohnert). Structured clinical interviews for adults (A.N. Wiens, P.J. Brazil). Personality Assessment. Objective personality assessment (E. Nezami, J.N. Butcher). Rorschach assesment (P. Erdberg). Behavioral Assessment. Behavioral assessment of children (R.W. Greene, T.H. Ollendick). Behavioral assessment of adults (S.N. Haynes). Special Topics and Applications. Testing and industrial application (R.D. Gatewood et al.). Psychological assessment of ethnic minorities (A.E. Puente, M.P. Garcia). Psychological assessment of the elderly (K.L. Dahlman et al.). Author index. Subject index. About the editors and contributors.