The Chronic Crisis in Psychological Measurement and Assessment: A Historical Survey

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  • Copyright: 1994-09-01
  • Publisher: Academic Pr

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Table of Contents

The Seeds of Conflictp. 1
Consequences of the Success of Psychological Measurementp. 8
Consequences of the Problems of Psychological Measurementp. 20
Measurement and Theoretical Advancesp. 24
Consistency of Measurement Across and within Individuals
Consistency of Measurement across Individualsp. 35
Consistency of Measurement within Individualsp. 38
Systematic Measurement Errors: Sources of Inconsistencyp. 40
Factors Related to Strategy Selectionp. 44
Error Simulationsp. 58
Consistency within Human Response Modes: Desynchrony of Behavior, Affect, and Cognitionp. 60
Consistency Across Raters and Rating Procedures
Inconsistencies across Ratersp. 72
Rater Errorsp. 73
Improving Interviews and Ratersp. 75
Whose Rating Is Most Valid?p. 78
Inconsistency across Rating Proceduresp. 80
Clinical Observation of Test Behaviorp. 86
Scientist as Observerp. 88
Consistency within and Across Situations: Trait Versus Environment
Historyp. 93
The Controversy of Mischel and Petersonp. 96
Consistency Across Constructs: Lack of Discriminant Validity
Historyp. 113
Multitrait-Multimethod Matricesp. 122
Inconsistency across Constructsp. 125
A Multitrait-Multimethod Examplep. 125
Problems with Construct Validationp. 129
Promising Approaches
Traditional Approachesp. 134
Measurement of Personality and Temperamentp. 134
Statistically Oriented Approachesp. 142
Cognitive Approachesp. 151
Behavioral Approachesp. 160
Computer-Based Approachesp. 166
The Implications of Measurement Historyp. 173
Constructing Testsp. 175
Administering Testsp. 190
Scoring Testsp. 197
Interpreting Testsp. 200
Conclusions and Speculationsp. 215
Appendixp. 219
Referencesp. 241
Author Indexp. 273
Subject Indexp. 283
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