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Personality Assessment Procedures

reviewed by E. J. Shoben, Jr. - 1959

coverTitle: Personality Assessment Procedures
Author(s): Robert M. Allen
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Subtitled "Psychometric, Projective, and Other Approaches," Allen's book is essentially an overview of several hundred instruments currently available for the evaluation of personality. One man's attempt to survey so vast a field may evoke our admiration for heroism; but, as is the case in so many instances of heroic effort, the odds against it are simply too great. And the situation is made worse by compressing so much information into the small compass of this volume. Anybody who wants information about specific tests of personality will do far better to consult Oscar Euros' capably edited Mental Measurements Yearbook, a fifth edition of which is due soon. Allen's rejoinder to this criticism is undoubtedly that his book is a text for undergraduates and that, consequently, the specialized material in the Euros yearbooks and other professional sources is irrelevant to his objectives. If such is the reply, however, it raises the question of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 60 Number 7, 1959, p. 414-414
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4368, Date Accessed: 5/28/2020 1:44:45 AM

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