Psychological Assessment in South Africa

Research and Applications
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  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Dimensions and Pages: 245 x 168 mm, 592 pp
  • EAN: 978 1 86814 578 2
  • Rights: World
  • Recommended Price (ZAR): 590.00
  • Recommended Price (USD): 44.95

This book provides an overview of the research related to psychological assessment across South Africa. The thirty-six chapters provide a combination of psychometric theory and practical assessment applications in order to combine the currently disparate research that has been conducted locally in this field. Existing South African texts on psychological assessment are predominantly academic textbooks that explain psychometric theory and provide brief descriptions of a few testing instruments.

Psychological Assessment in South Africa provides in-depth coverage of a range of areas within the broad field of psychological assessment, including research conducted with various psychological instruments. The chapters critically interrogate the current Eurocentric and Western cultural hegemonic practices that dominate the field of psychological assessment.

The book therefore has the potential to function both as an academic text for graduate students, as well as a specialist resource for professionals, including psychologists, psychometrists, remedial teachers and human resource practitioners.


Introduction Contextualising Psychological Assessment in South Africa Sumaya Laher and Kate Cockcroft SECTION 1 COGNITIVE TESTS: CONCEPTUAL AND PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS WAIS-III Test Performance in the South African Context Ann Shuttleworth-Edwards, E.K. Gaylard and S.E Radloff WISC-IV Test Performance in the South African Context A.B. Shuttleworth-Edwards, A.S. Van der Merwe, P. Van Tonder and S.E. Radloff Senior South African Individual Scales Revised Kate Cockcroft Assessing School Readiness using the Junior South African Individual Scales Linda C. Theron School Readiness Assessment in South Africa Zaytoon Amod and Deidre Heafield Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children Kirston Greenop, Jessica Fry and Diana de Sousa The Das-Naglieri Cognitive Assessment System Zaytoon Amod Dynamic Assessment in South Africa Zaytoon Amod and Joseph Seabi The Learning Potential Computerised Adaptive Test (LPCAT) Marié de Beer APIL and TRAM Learning Potential Assessment Instruments Terence Taylor The Griffiths Mental Development Scales Lorna Jacklin and Kate Cockcroft Neuropsychological Assessment in South Africa Marilyn Lucas SECTION 2 PERSONALITY AND PROJECTIVE TESTS: CONCEPTUAL AND PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS The Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF) in South Africa René van Eeden, Nicola Taylor and Cas Prinsloo Using the Fifteen Factor Questionnaire Plus in South Africa Nanette Tredoux The Basic Traits Inventory Nicola Taylor and Gideon P. de Bruin The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) in South Africa Kathy Knott, Nicola Taylor, Yvonne Nieuwoudt and Fatima Bhabha The NEO-PI-R in South Africa Sumaya Laher Using the Occupational Personality Profile (OPI) in South Africa Nanette Tredoux Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ) Tina Joubert and Nadene Venter The Millon Inventories in South Africa Rabia Patel and Sumaya Laher Assessment and Monitoring of Symptoms in the Treatment of Psychological Problems Charles Young and David Edwards Assessment in Routine Clinical and Counselling Settings David Edwards and Charles Young Projective Assessment of Adults and Children in South Africa Katherine Bain, Zaytoon Amod and Renate Gericke The Use of the Thematic Apperception Test and the Children’s Apperception Test in South Africa Renate Gericke, Katherine Bain and Zaytoon Amod Projective Assessment Using the Draw-A-Person (DAP) and Kinetic Family Drawing (KFD) in South Africa Zaytoon Amod, Renate Gericke and Katherine Bain The Rorschach in South Africa Marita Brink SECTION 3 ASSESSMENT APPROACHES AND METHODOLOGIES Ethical Perspective in Assessment Nicoleen Coetzee Using Computerised and Internet-based Testing in South Africa Nanette Tredoux The ImPACT Neurocognitive Screening Test A. B. Shuttleworth-Edwards, V. J. Whitefield-Alexander and Se. E. A. Radloff A Family Consultation Model of Child Assessment Zaytoon Amod Qualitative Career Assessment in South Africa Mark Watson and Mary McMahon Psychological Assessment and Workplace Transformation in South Africa: A Review of the Research Literature Karen Milner, Fiona Donald and Andrew Thatcher Assessment of Prior Learning: A South African Perspective Ruksana Osman Large Scale Assessment Studies in South Africa: Issues in Reporting to Teachers Anil Kanjee Conclusion Current and Future Trends in Psychological Assessment in South Africa: Challenges and Opportunities Sumaya Laher and Kate Cockcroft
Sumaya Laher and Kate Cockcroft are Associate Professors in the Department of Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Laher’s research interests are in the fields of psychological assessment, in particular personality theory and assessment, cross-cultural issues in relation to mental health and illness, and the interface between religion and psychology. Cockcroft conducts research in the field of developmental cognitive psychology, particularly intelligence, memory and language, as well as cognitive assessment in the South African context. Both authors have published extensively in their fields and have been teaching psychometrics and psychological assessment at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for over a decade.

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