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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