Title

Psychological Testing

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Subject Area

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Abstract

Psychological testing is one of the primary methodologies used by psychologists in research and practice settings. This article describes the essential features of this methodology, starting with a definition of what a psychological test is and a history of how testing started and developed in the early part of the twentieth century. The dual nature of psychological tests as both professional tools and commercial products is discussed and a clear distinction is made between the different purposes tests serve and the different bases on which they are evaluated when viewed as tools and as products.

Publication Title

Encyclopedia of Mental Health: Second Edition

First Page

357

Last Page

364

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/B978-0-12-397045-9.00219-6

ISBN

9780123970459,9780123977533

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