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Personality Assessment: A Fresh Psychological Look

Qamar Hasan (Author)
Synopsis The book Personality Assessment: A Fresh Psychological Look is a comprehensive work in which Prof. Qamar Hasan has attempted to present all aspects of personality assessment in a clear and understandable manner. The author’s vast experience of research and teaching in the field is clearly reflected in the book. In addition to chapters on different approaches to the assessment of personality, the book contains two important chapters, one on the problems of cross cultural assessment and equivalence of measures developed and adapted in different countries and another on utilization of personality data. The chapters discuss in detail the technical aspects of using personality assessment for clinical diagnosis and personnel selection. The chapter on response distortion deals with the attempts at faking, response sets, response style and methods to counteract the irrelevant sources of variance in personality measures. Thus, the book will be of immense value for those interested to know more about the methodology of assessment and the practical problems faced during personality assessment.
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About the author

Qamar Hasan

Prof. Qamar Hasan is at present Chairman, Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. He is a well-Known psychometrician and exponent of the methodology of empirical research in psychology. He has contributed research papers in reputed Indian and foreign journals in the field of personality and social psychology, written articles for books edited by other scholars. He is the author of three books: Dogmation and Personality (1976), Muslims in India: Adjustment and REactions (1987) and Personality assessment: A Fresh Psychological Look (1997). His teaching and research experience covers a span of more than two decades. He founded and editied a journal Advances in Psychology for a couple of years. He is on the panel of referees of some important Indian journals of psychology. He served as Project Director for Research Projects sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research. Before joining Aligarh Muslim University he served as School Psychologist in the Department of Education of the U.P. Government.

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Title Personality Assessment: A Fresh Psychological Look
Author Qamar Hasan
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1997
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121205336
length 317p., Figures; Tables; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.