Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Psychological Testing Textbooks

The following are textbooks will be using for our review. We chose three titles, two Filipino authors and a foreign author or an international edition book. The local textbooks are thinner and in digested format unlike the international textbooks that are thicker so you get to read more explanations and see a lot more illustrations.

The textbook on Psychological Assessment: Theory and Practice by Dr. Evageline de Jesus and  Dr. Maria Vida Caparas provides a general overview of psychological tests and the description of the major assessments tests that are popularly used by many Filipino psychometricians. Several tests devised by Filipino psychometrician and psychologists are also included such as: Ang Palagay ko sa Aking Sarili, Pasao Self-Concept Rating Scale, Panukat ng Pagkataong Pilipino, The Personality Adjustment Profile Test for Filipinos categorized under Personality Tests and Filipino Work Values Scale, Filipino Adolescent Anxiety Scale, Panukat ng Katalinuhang Filipino categorized under Special Tests.  


Psychological Assessment
Theory and Practice
by 
Dr. Evageline de Jesus and  Dr. Maria Vida Caparas
2007






Recently published is the textbook Psychological Testing in the Philippines: Practice, Directions and Perspectives authored by Dr. Natividad J. Munarriz and Dr. Vicentia M. Cerverra. The textbook is authoritative since it gives you a solid grounding on the different kinds of psychological tests. The tests are provided with theoretical frameworks so the basis of the tests are associated with different theories (cognitive, personality, etc) and models. Several Philippine devised psychological tests were also mentioned in the book. The appendix contains information about guidance and counselling in the Philippines.

Psychological Testing in the Philippines:
Practice, Directions and Perspectives
by 
Dr. Natividad J. Munarriz and Dr. Vicentia M. Cerverra
2013




This international edition textbook Psychological Testing Principles, Applications, and Issues by Robert Kaplan and Dennis Saccuzzo is definitely very thick with lots of examples and illustrations. The authors are respected in their professions as well as experience in the domain of psychological testing.

Psychological Testing
Principles, Applications, and Issues
by
Robert Kaplan and Dennis Saccuzzo