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Individual Assessment

As Practiced in Industry and Consulting, 1st Edition

By Kristin O. Prien, Kristin O. Prien, Jeffery S. Schippmann

Psychology Press

296 pages

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Individual Assessment is a professional practice important to Human Resource Managers, Executives and anyone making decisions about employees. Finally, we now have a clear, practical guide with methodologically-grounded descriptions of how to successfully do it. The authors have put together a unique new book with the following key features:

*case studies and applied examples showing "how to" conduct individual assessment;

*the book provides the reader with a conceptual structure and the research and literature supporting the process; and

* it can be used as a text or supplemental text in courses on Personnel Selection, Assessment, Human Resources and Testing.

This book will take Individual Assessment to an entirely new level of understanding and practice, and into a new era of professional research and activity.


"We recommend that every assessing psychologist peruse and use this book as the definitive word on individual assessment as it is practiced in business and industry….This book is clearly the definitive reference on 'best practices' in assessment for selection, development, and succession. Practitioners, would-be practitioners, and students all should find this book indispensable. We feel that it is an investment that will pay handsome dividends to one's effectiveness in the assessment field."

Personnel Psychology

"This book will be highly interesting to practitioners interested in developing or refining their individual assessment practice. The authors provide a valuable compendium of 'best practices' and substantive advice on how to address the complexities and idiosyncratic nature of conducting, interpreting and reporting individual assessment results."

William Macey, President

Personnel Research Association Inc.

"Individual assessment just doesn't get much publicity or research. I hope this book will place a fine enough focus on individual assessment that its use grows substantially."

Robert Guion, Chair Emeritus, Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Bowling Green State University

"Erich Prien, Jeff Schippmann, and Kristin Prien have put together a remarkable book that draws on their rich, and varied, experiences over many years of management and executive assessment. The result is a clear, practical, research-based description of their approach to individual assessment. This is what the field has always lacked, a practical and methodologically sound model that can describe the diverse range of activities each step along the way and organize the diverse literatures that support and guide the assessment enterprise. This book will take individual assessment to an entirely new level of understanding and practice, and into a new era of professional research and activity."

Edwin A. Fleishman

George Mason University

Table of Contents

Contents: E.A. Fleishman, J.N. Cleveland, Series Foreword. Preface. Part I: The Practice of Individual Assessment. Introduction to Individual Assessment. Job Modeling. Establishing the Assessment Protocol. Conducting the Assessment. Integration and Interpretation. Feedback, Reporting, and Program Evaluation. Part II: Additional Issues Affecting Practice. Legal, Professional, and Ethical Issues. Final Thoughts and Prognostications. Appendices: Primer of Measurement Terms and Concepts. Management and Executive Model. Supervisory Model. Administrative Model.

About the Series

Applied Psychology Series

Bridging both academic and applied interests, the Applied Psychology Series offers publications that emphasize state-of-the-art research and its application to important issues of human behavior in a variety of societal settings. To date, more than 50 books in various fields of applied psychology have been published in this series.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Industrial & Organizational Psychology