psychological test


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psychological test

Etymology: Gk, psyche + logos, science; L, testum, crucible
any of a group of standardized tests designed to measure or ascertain such characteristics of an individual as intellectual capacity, motivation, perception, role behavior, values, level of anxiety or depression, coping mechanisms, and general personality integration. Compare achievement test, aptitude test, intelligence test, personality test.
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These protocols might include written interview outlines, expectations regarding the use of psychological tests, collateral interviews, and proper terminology for subsequent reports.
Koch, a candidate for the New York City Police Department was refused employment based on the results of two psychological tests, as well as a follow-up interview with the employer's psychologist.
City of New York,(20) a Federal district court sustained the rejection of an applicant for appointment as a patrol officer because his psychological tests and interviews indicated "the presence of personality traits incompatible with the demands and stresses of law enforcement employment.
Asked what Sereno said when the JBC tackled the alleged leak of her psychological test, he said he could not recall because it was just mentioned "in passing'' during the council's meeting yesterday.
FOR THE first time in history, the Judicial and Bar Council conducted psychological tests, psychiatric evaluations, and live panel interviews in the process of selecting the next chief justice.
Persky and her co-workers used a depression scale from a standard psychological test, the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI).
The framework agreement refers to the provision of a web-based test tool for occupational psychological tests, associated with selection, including associated services.
After scrutiny of applications, it conducted written tests throughout the country and short-listed 1531 candidates for psychological tests as per criteria of 1:10 ratio of top merit for each position.
Participants also completed a series of psychological tests measuring inhibitory control, attention and memory.
Technical recommendations for psychological tests and diagnostic techniques: A preliminary proposal.
He covers the basic concepts of psychological testing, including norms, reliability, validity, and test development; the major categories of psychological tests and their conceptual and procedural approaches, with a few examples for each; and ethical and legal issues.
Summary: Zahle MP Shant Janjanian has authored a draft law that would require everyone working in the education sector to undergo psychological tests.

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