Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Geisinger, K. F. 2010. Testing Methods. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
The development of testing in psychology is undoubtedly one of the greatest contributions that psychology has accomplished as a discipline. Psychology has evolved as one of the most useful disciplines in a large variety of institutions in our society (clinical and counseling settings, industry, medicine, and the schools) primarily because of its model of diagnosis and treatment (Anastasi, 1979), according to which treatments are applied largely on the basis of assessments made about the current functioning of an individual, a group, or an organization. Assessments of many different kinds can be made, and it is probably safe to report that, if one can imagine every possible human characteristic, behavior, thought pattern, or tendency, some psychologist has attempted to measure it.
- educational testing;
- intellectual assessment;
- personality assessment;
- psychological testing;
- test construction