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Dictionary of psychological testing, assessment and treatment /
Ian Stuart-Hamilton.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
London : Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007.
description
285 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1843104946 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9781843104940 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
London : Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007.
isbn
1843104946 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781843104940 (pbk. : alk. paper)
general note
1st ed. pub. in 1995; paperback ed. pub. in 1996.
Revised and updated edition includes over 400 new or improved terms--P. [4] of cover.
catalogue key
6196777
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Professor Ian Stuart-Hamilton is currently Professor of Developmental Psychology and Faculty Head of Research at the University of Glamorgan.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2008-07-01:
Stuart-Hamilton (Univ. of Glamorgan, Wales) has written a dictionary of more than 3,000 entries. Approximately 10 percent are new since the 1995 edition. Coverage of the following topics is idiosyncratic: statistics introduced in undergraduate courses or reported in popular computing packages, psychometrics, research methods, common psychological tests, mental illness and disability, neuroanatomy, and psychotherapy. Italicized cross-references occasionally lead to a series of references, for which the author apologizes. The tone of this slim volume is casual and the language accessible. However, technical definitions--especially statistical ones--suffer from the informality, and are sometimes misleading. British spelling variants and language may render this dictionary inappropriate for US academic libraries. A much better choice is the single-volume APA Dictionary of Psychology (CH, Feb'07, 44-3029), ed. by Gary R. VandenBos. The APA Dictionary (probably a core title for social sciences libraries) seems to include most of the terms in Stuart-Hamilton's dictionary, and offers an appendix of psychological tests. The quality of the APA entries for comparable terms is more consistent, in part because of the large editorial board of experts. Summing Up: Optional. General readers. T. C. Bekhuis Drexel University
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Bowker Data Service Summary
Intended as a guide to the basic 'tools of the trade', this dictionary provides over 3000 definitions of key terms in psychological testing, assessment and treatment. It includes simple explanations of common procedures and therapies.
Title Summary
"The fully revised and updated second edition of this well-established reference provides over 400 new or improved terms and is an exhaustive guide to the key terms used in psychological testing, assessment and measurement." "Over 3000 definitions offer clear explanations of statistical procedures commonly used in psychology; major psychometric and other psychological tests; categories of mental illness, mental disability, and brain damage; frequently used medical terms; basic neuroanatomy; and types of psychological therapies." "This book is suitable for all levels of understanding, from undergraduate and postgraduate students to practitioners of psychology and associated fields, with particular attention to statistical terms used in typical university syllabuses, as well as tests commonly available in computer packages and cited in psychological journals and similar publications."--BOOK JACKET.

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