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The reunion took place in Bydgoszcz on 18-21 September 2014. Sessions and workshops were held in the main building of the Kazimierz Wielki University. Representatives of the Laboratory participated in both sessions and workshops, as well as in the poster session.

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The conference organized by the International Neuropsychology Society (INS) was held in Jerusalem on 9-11 May 2014. The principal theme was formulated as „Neuropsychology: From Lab to Rehab” and its main purpose was to highlight the wide variety of research carried out in the field of neuropsychology: from the experimental up to clinical research including diagnosis and rehabilitation. Participanting in the conference were scholars from all over the world, not only neuropsychologists, but also those working in the related disciplines such as clinical psychology, neurology, physical therapy, psychiatrics and many others. The Psychological Test Laboratory was represented by Joanna Stańczak who participated in the poster session presenting a poster prepared together with Emilia Łojek and Agnieszka Wójcik. The poster entitled “The Value of the Activity in Coping and Positive Attitude Scale in the Assessment of Depression in Healthy Persons, Brain Damaged Individuals and Persons with Major Depression” dealt with diagnostic value of the scale included in the new original instrument for depression examination: The Questionnaire for the Measurement of Depression.

You can see the poster (in A4 format) here

Despite unexpected increase, at the beginning of July, of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it was possible to spare some time for visiting Jerusalem and its surroundings. 

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The 9th Conference of the International Test Commission (ITC) devoted to the issues of psychometrics was held between the 2nd and 5th of  May 2014 in the city of San Sebastian located on the northern coast of Spain. ITC is an international organization gathering scientists and organizations engaged in the construction and adaptation of psychometric tools, in spreading good practices of their use as well as in users training.

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The 24th meeting of the European Test Publishers Group (ETPG), which gathers all the leading publishers of psychological tests in Europe, was held on 22-23 May 2014 in Istanbul. The Laboratory has been a member of the Group since 2012 and this was the second meeting we attended. Another Polish accent was the presence of Prof. Emilia Łojek from the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Warsaw.

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We were visited by the representatives of the largest medical institution in Ukraine offering wide range of child-care services. The visitors from the Medical Child Care Center in Kiev met the representatives of our Laboratory on 5 March 2014. The possibilities of future co-operation were discussed, and our visitors were interested in the child-diagnosis instruments that are currently offered by  the Laboratory; they considered purchase and adaptation of selected items.

We are happy to inform that the normalization procedure for the IDS-P test (Intelligence and Development Scales for Pre-School Children) has recently been completed. We would like to thank all those engaged in the research for their active and enthusiastic committment as well as for keeping the appointed deadlines. We began the validation research of the test and introductory analyses of the collected material. We will keep our customers informed about all further developments.

We estimate that the Intelligence and Development Scales for Pre-School Children will be available for purchase at the turn of the years 2014 and 2015.

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This spring, we presented a novel, versatile product for Polish psychologists to examine skills and competencies which hopefully will join the canon of psychological tools measuring intelligence and development in younger children. In April, we released the long-awaited IDS Intelligence and Development Scales in Children aged 5-10 a Polish adaptation of the German-language version.

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Polish Psychological Association was an honor guest at the 48th Congress of the German Psychological Association (48. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie in Bielefeld 2012) organized at the Bielefeld University. Ms Aleksandra Jaworowska and Joanna Stańczak joined the Polish delegation, representing the Laboratory.

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MMPI®-2 – the world’s most popular clinical inventory - for the first time lawfully adapted in Poland.

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We will soon extend our assortment with the Adjective Check List ACL by H.G. Gough & A.B. Heilbrun, in the Polish adaptation by the Team of the Psychological Test Laboratory of the Polish Psychological Association. For the first time it will be available as a commercial tool.

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