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The 14th European Psychological Congress was held in Milan on 7-10 July 2015. It was hosted by the University of Milan-Bicocca. During the event whose main goal was to integrate the communities of practicians and researchers new research techniques and examples of best practices were presented related to the whole area of psychology.

The Psychological Tests Laboratory which created the electronic testing platform EPSILON, and ALTA, the creator and producer of the TEST2DRIVE, a computer supported diagnostic tool for psychological testing of drivers began their collaboration in the area of complex tools and diagnostic methods for transport and work psychologists.

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The 25th conference of the ETPG, or European Tests Publishers Group took place on 24-26 July 2015. The conference venue was Oxford, UK and, more precisely, Merton College, one of the oldest – built in 1264 – and most beautiful among the University of Oxford buildings. The Laboratory was represented by Aleksandra Jaworowska and Joanna Stańczak.

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On June 20-21 2015 the Forth National Conference „Psychological Diagnosis as a Subject of Research and Teaching” took place at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS) in Warsaw. This year's edition was entitled “Standards of psychological diagnosis in practice”. The conference was jointly organized by the Psychology Department and the Academic Center for Psychotherapy and Development of the SWPS. Our Laboratory was one of the patrons of the event.

On the first day of the Conference the session organized by Joanna Stańczak from the Laboratory took place entitled Standards of test application in psychological diagnosis. The session was chaired by Dr. Aleksandra Jaworowska, also from the Laboratory. Our first speaker was Dr. Dragos Illiescu (The Psyence Group, D&D Research) whose talk was devoted to Psytchologists' competence in the selection of psychological tools and in diagnostic decision-making. Then Diana Fecenec gave a talk entitled Standards and testing of children belonging to special populations to be followed by Dr. Emilia Wrocławska-Warchala who talked about Competence of projective methods users. The session closed with the talk given jointly by Maria Rafalak and Joanna Stańczak and devoted to Standards in computer and online testing.

On the second day of the Conference, during a session sponsored by the Laboratory Maria Rafalak and Joanna Stanczak presented various capabilities of our online testing platform Epsilon.

During the Conference our stand offered our recently released tests and books. Visitors abounded and we would like to thank all those who participated in our sessions and visited our stand.

Registration is on for the Fourth Annual Polish Conference Diagnosis as a subject of research and teaching which this year is entitled “Standards of the psychological diagnosis in practice”. It is going to take place on 20-21 June, 2015 in Warsaw. The Coference is jointly organized by the Psychology Department of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS) and Academic Center for Psychotherapy and Development of the SWPS.

Intelligence and Development Scales for Pre-School Children IDS-P is a new version of the well-known IDS test, designed to assess younger children, aged 3-5 (norms 3;0 – 5;11). Diagnosis with IDS-P develops a profile and can assess test-taker's strong and weak points.

The tasks resemble a child's play, they measure abilities which determine intelligence level and competences which are important from the point of view of a child's behavior in pre-school and are rehearsable (culture-determined).

The Scales consist of the part where cognitive skills are measured (which includes the following sub-tests: Visual perception, Selective attention, Phonological memory, Visual-spatial memory, Spatial reasoning, Conceptual reasoning, and Auditory memory), the part which measures competence (including the following sub-tests: Motorics, Manipulation, Visual and auditory co-ordination, Social and emotional competence, Logical and mathematical reasoning, Active speech, Vocabulary, and Passive speech), and the tools which allow to measure coping in stressful and difficult situation (the sub-test Gratification delay and the scales Persistence and Achievement satisfaction) .

Opportunities of analysis and interpretation given by IDS-P make it a pefect tool to be used for:

  • assesssing intelligence level
  • defining a given child's strong and weak points (e.g. for the purpose of education and re-education planning)
  • pointing out children who are most gifted or have a high intellectual capability
  • assessing whether a child is ready to begin school education

IDS-P results

Raw results in each test were normalized which allows for profile development and comparisons between individuals.

Joint results of cognitive skills assessments are conceived  in the form of IQ and interpreted as fluid intelligence. Results of some of the competence assessment tests (dealing with mathematics and language), are conceived in the form of IQ and interpreted as crystallized intelligence. The sum of all those joint results is conceived in the form of IQ and interpreted as an index of general intelligence.

Advantages of Intelligence and Development Scales for Pre-School Children IDS-P:

  • results of all three intelligence scales can be conceived in the form of Wechslerian IQ
  • possibility to assess selected areas of behaviour (modular assessment)
  • training in application and interpretation offered by the PTL
  • Polish norms for general population (of almost 900 assessed children)
  • wide range of possible applications   

Intelligence and Development Scales for Pre-School Children IDS-P are now available.

Intelligence and Development Scales for Pre-School Children IDS-P is a new version of the well-known IDS test, designed to assess younger children, aged 3-5 (norms 3;0 – 5;11). Diagnosis with IDS-P develops a profile and can assess test-taker's strong and weak points. The tasks  resemble a child's play, they measure abilities which determine intelligence level and competences which are important from the point of view of a child's behavior in pre-school and are rehearsable (culture-determined).

 

The Scales consist of the part where cognitive skills are measured (which includes the following sub-tests: Visual perception, Selective attention, Phonological memory, Visual-spatial memory, Spatial reasoning, Conceptual reasoning, and Auditory memory), the part which measures competence (including the following sub-tests: Motorics, Manipulation, Visual and auditory co-ordination, Social and emotional competence, Logical and mathematical reasoning, Active speech, Vocabulary, and Passive speech), and the tools which allow to measure coping in stressful and difficult situation (the sub-test Gratification delay and the scales Persistence and Achievement satisfaction)

 

Opportunities of analysis and interpretation given by IDS-P make it a pefect tool to be used for:

 

a) assesssing intelligence level

b) defining a given child's strong and weak points (e.g. for the purpose of education and re-education planning)    

c) pointing out children who are most gifted or have a high intellectual capability     

d) assessing whether a child is ready to begin school education

 

IDS-P results

 

Raw results in each test were normalized which allows for profile development and comparisons between individuals.

 

Joint results of cognitive skills assessments are conceived  in the form of IQ and interpreted as fluid intelligence. Results of some of the competence assessment tests (dealing with mathematics and language), are conceived in the form of IQ and interpreted as crystallized intelligence. The sum of all those joint results is conceived in the form of IQ and interpreted as an index of general intelligence.

 

Advantages of Intelligence and Development Scales for Pre-School Children IDS-P:

 

l  results of all three intelligence scales can be conceived in the form of Wechslerian IQ

l  possibility to assess selected areas of behaviour (modular assessment)

l  training in application and interpretation offered by the PTL

l  Polish norms for general population (of almost 900 assessed children)

l  wide range of possible applications   

 

Intelligence and Development Scales for Pre-School Children IDS-P are now available.

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The launch meeting of the book Standards for persons using tests in business. Ethics – procedures – effectiveness. European standards for test users in business EFPA EuroTest – WO with experts' commentaries took place on Thursday, November 27, 2014 in the Sztuki&sztuczki restaurant in Warsaw.

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LBQ is a Polish adaptation of the Italian questionnaire created by Massimo Sentinello. It measures professional burnout in persons whose job consists in teaching or helping other people. The features measured by the questionnaire include:

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During the recent 35th Reunion of the Polish Psychological Association in Bydgoszcz we asked paritcipants visiting our stand for opinions on the Laboratory's activities and offer. The opinions were supposed to be written on stickers having the form of a little fish, and stuck to the stand.

We received a number of interesting remarks and suggestions we would like to respond to in what follows.

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BIP is a questionnaire designed to measure (in a structural way) a respondent's self-image.

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