Buros Desk Reference: Psychological Assessment in the Schools

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James C. Impara, Linda L. Murphy
Buros Institute of Mental Measurements, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1994 - Psychology - 454 pages
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A new introduction from the Buros Institute, the Buros Desk Reference Series is composed of individual volumes containing reviews of test instruments commonly used in particular areas.

The first edition in this series brings together reviews of over one hundred tests most frequently used by school psychologists. Entries include reviews taken from the Mental Measurements Yearbook, along with descriptions of population, purpose, scoring, publisher, etc., taken from Tests in Print IV. The book is organized by category (e.g., Intelligence, Personality, Behavior Ratings) and also includes a title index, score index, and publishers directory. The convenient size and easy-to-locate information in this publication makes it an ideal desktop companion.

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Jane Close Conoley, PhD, is Dean of Education and Human Development and Professor of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University. Dr. Conoley has served as a consultant to mental health and educational agencies around the world, working to increase safety and academic achievement for children and resilience and job satisfaction for adults in those settings. Her research has centered on change processes that are related to increasing the acceptability of behavioral and mental health interventions in complex organizations.
Arnold P. Goldstein, PhD (1933/n-/2002), was Professor of Special Education at Syracuse University, Director of the New York State Task Force on Juvenile Gangs, a member of the American Psychological Association Commission on Youth Violence, and a member of the Council of Representatives of the International Society for Research on Aggression. Dr. Goldstein developed three influential approaches to prosocial skills training: skillstreaming, aggression replacement training, and the Prepare Curriculum. Reflecting his role as Director of the Syracuse University Center for Research on Aggression, much of his research and teaching centered on helping youngsters replace antisocial, aggressive behaviors with constructive, alternative means of seeking life satisfaction and effectiveness.

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