Internet-Based Psychological Testing and Assessment

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This chapter presents the various ways in which online assessment tools are revolutionizing the field. Uses of online assessment tools for psychological testing, clinical diagnosis, self-assessment, and research collection are discussed. Internet-supported assessment is used for various needs and purposes. It can be classified into three major categories: psychological evaluation, psychotherapeutic diagnostics, and self-exploration and awareness. There are numerous contexts in which online assessments may take place, and several different types of assessment procedure. Objective testing techniques, such as multiple-choice tests, are most commonly published type on the Internet as they can mechanically and automatically be scored without direct human intervention. However, other testing methods, including projective techniques and the open-ended format, are possible and available on the Internet. Furthermore, the advantages and disadvantages, as well as ethical and legal issues related to assessment online are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOnline Counseling, 2nd ed.
Number of pages31
ISBN (Print)9780123785961
StatePublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology (all)


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