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Relation of psychological tests to psychiatry [electronic resource] : the proceedings of the fortieth annual meeting of the American Psychopathological Association, held in New York City, June 1950 / edited by Paul H. Hoch and Joseph Zubin.

Contributor(s): Hoch, Paul H, 1902-1964 | Zubin, Joseph, 1900- | American Psychopathological Association.
Series: [Publications of the American Psychopathological Association ; v. 7]. Publisher: New York : Grune & Stratton, 1952Description: viii, 301 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.Subject(s): Clinical psychology -- Congresses | Psychological tests -- Congresses | Psychiatry -- Congresses | Psychology, Clinical -- congresses | Psychological Tests -- congressesAdditional physical formats: OriginalDDC classification: 151.286168 Online resources: Fulltext available via EBSCOhost - Shibboleth login required Also issued in print.Summary: "The use of psychological tests in psychiatry is so widespread today that evaluation of their actual and potential contribution to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment is long overdue. With this in mind, the American Psychopathological Association invited a select number of experts in this field to discuss critically the role of tests in psychiatry. This volume summarizes the results of these discussions. A review of these contributions indicates that there is a great diversity of opinion regarding not only the clinical usefulness of the tests, but their nature, purpose and scientific value. Nearly all the contributors would like to see these tests improved. Some are hopeful that the quantification of these technics would lead to better understanding of the mind of the normal as well as that of the abnormal. Others do not hold out so much hope for them, and regard them at best as ancillary tools. No apology need be made for the limited number of tests discussed in these papers. To have included all would have strained to the limit the publisher as well as the reader. It is hoped, however, that a sufficient sampling has been presented to give a fair cross-section of present day practice"--Foreword. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
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Includes bibliographies and index.

"The use of psychological tests in psychiatry is so widespread today that evaluation of their actual and potential contribution to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment is long overdue. With this in mind, the American Psychopathological Association invited a select number of experts in this field to discuss critically the role of tests in psychiatry. This volume summarizes the results of these discussions. A review of these contributions indicates that there is a great diversity of opinion regarding not only the clinical usefulness of the tests, but their nature, purpose and scientific value. Nearly all the contributors would like to see these tests improved. Some are hopeful that the quantification of these technics would lead to better understanding of the mind of the normal as well as that of the abnormal. Others do not hold out so much hope for them, and regard them at best as ancillary tools. No apology need be made for the limited number of tests discussed in these papers. To have included all would have strained to the limit the publisher as well as the reader. It is hoped, however, that a sufficient sampling has been presented to give a fair cross-section of present day practice"--Foreword. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2005. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2005 dcunns.

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