Review of Mental Testing: Its history, principles, and applications .

ArticleinJournal of Applied Psychology 35(3):219 · January 1951with2 Reads
Impact Factor: 4.31 · DOI: 10.1037/h0050678


    Reviews the book, "Mental testing: Its history, principles, and applications," by F. L. Goodenough (see record 1950-00848-000). Mental testing as treated in this book is broadly defined, to include the measurement of achievement and personality characteristics in addition to intelligence. The book is intended for students entering the field of testing, and for professional workers in schools and institutions who have occasion to use tests and test results. There is material of interest to clinical students, psychometrists, school psychologists, school principals and teachers, social workers, psychiatrists, pediatricians, judges in juvenile courts, employment experts, and school counselors. The book is the scholarly general treatment of mental testing which has been needed for a long time. It makes a rare and valuable contribution to psychological literature. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)