Mental Testing in Clinical Practice - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080109831, 9781483180748

Mental Testing in Clinical Practice

1st Edition

The Commonwealth and International Library: Mental Health and Social Medicine Division

Authors: Moyra Williams
Editors: Hugh L. Freeman
eBook ISBN: 9781483180748
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1965
Page Count: 198
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Mental Testing in Clinical Practice focuses on the measurement of mental activities in sickness. The book first offers information on intelligence and personality. Topics include conditions and factors affecting intelligence, clinical uses of intelligence testing, measurement of intelligence, intellectual deterioration, factors determining and influencing personality, and conditions causing breakdown.

The manuscript then surveys speech and language and memory and learning, including conditions and factors influencing speech, measurement of language, nature of memory, disorders of speech, measurement of memory in clinical practice, and tests for the measurement of memory. The publication takes a look at perception and orientation and the future of clinical psychology. Discussions focus on factors affecting perception and orientation and assessment of orientation.

The book is a reliable source of data for readers interested in the process of mental testing in clinical practice.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Intelligence


1. Biological

2. Psychological

3. Operational

4. Developmental

Conditions and Factors affecting Intelligence

1. Organic Factors

2. Maturation

3. Education

4. Occupation

5. Cultural and Family Environment

6. Personality and Emotional Stability

Clinical Uses of Intelligence Testing

1. Diagnosis

2. The Assessment of Therapy

The Measurement of Intelligence

1. Scoring

2. Interpretation of Test Results

Tests for the Measurement of Intelligence

1. Infants (birth to 18 months)

2. Pre-school Children (18-30 months)

3. Children (4-16 years)

4. Intelligence Testing of Adults

5. Assessment of Performance in Old People

Intellectual Deterioration

1. Measurements Based on Sub-test Scatter

2. Recognition of Organic Signs

3. Summary of Tests of Intellectual Deterioration

Chapter 2. Personality

Some Definitions

Factors Determining and Influencing Personality

1. Physical Factors

2. Intellectual Factors

3. Social and Cultural Factors

Mechanisms in the Formation of the Personality

Conditions Causing Breakdown of the Personality

1. Conflict

2. The Repetition of Noxious Stimuli

3. Uncertainty

4. Lack of Need-satisfaction

Aspects of the Personality which can be Measured

1. The Measurement of Types

2. Needs

3. Traits

4. Adjustment

5. Mood

Methods of Personality Assessment

1. Rating Scales

2. Questionnaires and Inventories

3. Projective Tests

4. Drawing Tests

5. Verbal Tests

Chapter 3. Speech and Language

What is Speech?

Difference between Expression and Comprehension

Conditions and Factors influencing Speech

1. Development

2. Intelligence

3. Culture and Upbringing

4. Context

5. Cerebral Dominance

Disorders of Speech

1. Mental Illness (Schizophrenia)

2. Cerebral Atrophy

3. Focal Cerebral Lesions

The Measurement of Language

1. Disturbances of Articulation

2. Disturbances of Expression

3. Disturbances of Comprehension

4. Disturbances of Reading (Dyslexia)

5. Disturbances of Writing (Dysgraphia)

Chapter 4. Memory and Learning

The Nature of Memory

1. Learning

2. Memory

3. Physiological Basis of Learning and Memory

The Measurement of Memory in Clinical Practice

Tests for the Measurement of Memory

1. General Memory Scales

2. The Measurement of Immediate Recall

3. The Measurement of Learning

4. The Measurement of Retention

5. The Measurement of Memory for Personal Experiences

Chapter 5. Perception and Orientation

Factors affecting Perception and Orientation

1. Development

2. Intelligence

3. Culture and Upbringing

4. Context

5. Cerebral Structure

6. Cerebral Derangement

The Assessment of Orientation

1. Visual Agnosia

2. Spatial Agnosia

3. Constructional Apraxia

Chapter 6. The Future of Clinical Psychology




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About the Author

Moyra Williams

About the Editor

Hugh L. Freeman

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