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Further reading


Entries in bold are supplied in the module reading pack by Warwick.

AGCAS Psychometric Assessment Task Group (2012) Psychometric assessment tools for students and graduates, Sheffield: AGCAS.

British Psychological Society (2014) Psychological testing centre: guidelines and information [www document],
http://www.psychtesting.org.uk/the-ptc/guidelinesandinformation.cfm (accessed 30 July 2014).
This is a useful site containing a test taker’s guide, a test user’s guide, a code of conduct and other essential publications for the test user.

Jung, C.G. (1971) Psychological types, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Chapter 10 provides a summary of of Jung’s psychological types. Provides a contrast to trait-based assessment e.g. Kline (1993).

Kidd, J. (2006) Understanding career counselling: theory, research and practice, London: Sage.
Chapter 6 contains useful material on assessment tools and techniques in career counselling.

Kline, P. (1993) Personality: the psychometric view, London: Routledge.
Chapter 2 provides an explanation of the psychometric theory of personality covering factor analysis and other areas. Provides a contrast to type-based assessment e.g. Jung (1971).

Nathan, R. and Hill, L. (2006) Career counselling, 2nd edn. London: Sage.
Chapter 5 discusses the advantages and dangers of test use in career counselling.

Schultz, D.P. and Schultz, S.E. (2008) Theories of personality, 9th edn. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
Chapter 5(PDF Document) discusses Henry Murray, Christiana Morgan and the Thematic Apperception Test.

Simon, R.I, Dippo, D., and Schenke, A. (1991) Learning work: a critical pedagogy of work education, New York, NY: Bergin and Garvey.
Chapter 10 discusses the educational use of tests in a career development context. Some thought-provoking suggestions made to enable students to encounter and evaluate the use of tests.


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