Psychological Diagnosis in Social Adjustment: Including an Annotated List of Tests, Questionnaires, and Rating Scales for the Study of Personality and Conduct

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PREFACE

Recent work in psychology has resulted in techniques, tools, and discoveries which contribute to a better understanding of the problems of individual differences in law, medicine, business and industry, and politics. In each of these fields there is need for greater wisdom in the selection and guidance of individuals and in understanding the factors which are related to deviations of individuals from the normal. Psychology has at its command today not only tests of ability and aptitude, but also measures of behavior, interest, attitude, adjustment, and environment. For individual diagnosis the personal interview is still fundamental as a means of discovering the special conditions under which a person lives. Tests, rating scales, and questionnaires are not described in detail in this book, and any one interested in obtaining a better acquaintance with these tests is referred to the author's earlier book, Diagnosing Personality and Conduct.1

This book is of interest to three groups -- psychologists, sociologists, and educators -- who are jointly concerned with the problems herein discussed. First of all, it serves the student of psychology who wishes to become better acquainted with the applications that diagnostic psychology can make in these four important fields of human endeavor. It is also of interest to sociologists in its survey of the principles of social diagnosis which is their special province. Educators, too, will find that the principles of diagnosis

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Acknowledgments viii
  • Table of Contents ix
  • Chapter I- Introduction 1
  • Chapter II- Diagnosis of Criminal Tendencies 11
  • Bibliogpaphy 39
  • Chapter III- Diaonosis of Mental Disorder 43
  • Bibliography 80
  • Chapter IV- Diagnosis of Vocational Fitness 83
  • Bibliogpaphy 126
  • Chapter V- Diagnosis of Citizenship and Leadership 131
  • Bibliography 170
  • Appendix Personality and Conduct Tests 171
  • Index 347
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