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  • Principles and practice of psychological assessment, The 3/e
  • Moerdyk A
  • ISBN: 9780627039300
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627039317
  • 0 Pages | Published: 2022

FORTHCOMING TITLE: NEW EDITION

Assessment is an important part of any psychologist’s role and the outcome can have consequences, positive and negative, for the person being assessed. The principles and practice of psychological assessment is a guide to drawing up, administering and interpreting assessment procedures, and judging whether the techniques used are theoretically and procedurally sound. It also takes a special look at assessment from an organisational perspective, because although many of the technical and scientific issues with respect to psychological assessment are common to all areas of applied psychology, there are numerous issues and applications that are unique to the organisational context.

The principles and practice of psychological assessment is more of a “how to” than a critical text, but includes some background information and in-depth theorising for more problematic issues. A glossary of terms and a unique cognitive map of psychological tests are provided.

Changes in this third edition include one new chapter, on the history of assessment in South Africa, and the dominant narrative in some quarters that industrial psychologists set out deliberately to ensure the failure of some segments of the workforce. Moreover, several chapters have been updated in light of new findings and emerging trends. Throughout the text, references and examples have been updated and issues raised in recent texts have been addressed.

The principles and practice of psychological assessment is aimed at undergraduate and honours students of psychology and industrial psychology, as well as at practitioners.

 

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