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We are glad to inform that the 4th edition of the manual  for the Coping In Stress Situations questionnaire is already available. It includes new updated norms for the two age groups: 25-54 years and 55-79 years. What these norms show is that persons examined now score significantly higher on the SSZ scale and significantly lower on the SSE scale than those in 2003 when the previous norms were developped.

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The Psychological Tests Laboratory continues to work despite hard times and a new test developped by our Research Department has just been published. The tool is co-authored by the two most outstanding Polish specialists in psychological testing: Prof. Anna Matczak and Dr. Aleksandra Jaworowska.

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The Laboratory has finished the work on the Polish adaptation of the Leiter International Executive Scale 3rd Edition. The last stage was the publication of the following manuals:

  • original manual
  • Polish standardized manual
  • table of (Polish standardized) norms

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The Psychological Tests Laboratory has already completed the process of Polish adaptation of the ABAS-3. Adaptive Behavior Assessment System is a tool which allows to assess adaptive behaviors necessary for effective and independent functioning within a society.          

We are glad to inform of a new initiative by the European Association of Psychological Assessment (EAPA). The new journal  Psychological Test Adaptation and Development (PTAD) is soon to appear. Papers published in the new journal will focus on the latest research in tests adaptation, empirical studies conducted and psychometric qualities of tools. The papers will be reviewed by leading experts in the field. The Open Access model will made the expert knowledge available free of charge for broad public of those interested in psychological testing.

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We are glad to inform that our colleague, Radosław Wujcik obtained his PhD degree from the Medical University of Łódź on January 8.

The title of his thesis is “Application of the item response theory and diagnostic models to improve the validity of tests used in psychiatric assesssment of children and adolescents. The examples of ADHD and ASD diagnostic tools”.
Thesis supervisor: Prof. Tadeusz Pietras
Assistant supervisor:  Dr. Łukasz Mokros

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We are proud to announce that the President of the Board of Pracownia Testów Psychologicznych – Aleksandra Jaworowska (PhD) was awarded the  “Meritorious for the Polish psychology” (Zasłużony dla polskiej psychologii) distinction by the Polish Psychological Association.  The award ceremony took place on 16th October 2019 in Warsaw.

Dr. Jaworowska is listed among most eminent figures of the Polish psychological community.

The full list of honored psychologists (in alphabetical order) can be found below:

2018-11-22

The normalization process for the Polish version of the IDS-2 (Intelligence and Development Scales for Children) is coming to an end. All test materials are already available for purchase (aiding materials, sheets, keys and test booklets). Test manuals will be available in the first quarter 2019.

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Prof. Matczak's jubilee celebration was organized on November 8, 2018, the occassion being her round anniversary. There were lots of best wishes, flowers, hugs, memories, champaign and, most of all, laughter. For 20 years Professor Matczak has been head of the Laboratory's main research section always commenting on our efforts and ideas, whether good or bad, with a merry smile. She is our best mentor, the Laboratory's good spirit and our personal icon of style.

TKR Parental Competences Test, the tool developped originally by the Laboratory and co-authored by Prof. Anna Matczak and Dr. Aleksandra Jaworowska will have its Spanish adaptation. TEA-Ediciones, the leading test publisher in Spanish-speaking countries with a tradition of sixty years of publishing is willing to adapt the tool in Spain. The Spanish version should be available in two years.

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