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Two years after the IDS Scales had gone for sale we decided to ask their users about their opinions concerning the test. These opinions were supposed to be used 1) to improve further the tool itself by adapting it to the users' needs, and 2) in the adaptation research of the new version of the IDS (IDS-2) designed for children and youngsters aged 5-20 years.

Children Development Scale DSR created by the Laboratory now has its Lithuanian version – Vaiko Raidos Skales VRS. It was published by the National Center for Special Education and Psychology (Specialiosios pedagogikos ir psichologijos centras) based in Vilnius. This is an institution overseen  directly by the Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Sciences and working on the development of the system of special educational and psychological support in Lithuania.

The questionnaire consists of 75 statements which respondent handles using a 4-grades scale. The items are selected to reflect basic symptoms related to decreasing mood such as energy loss, anhedonia, suicidal thoughts, pessimism and guilt-feeling.

The new test published by the Laboratory will be available for purchase this autumn - Leadership Styles Inventory WERK. It is designed especially for use in business and, particularly, by the HR specialists.

The four leadership styles model WERK was developed as a response to organizations's increasing needs to:

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Intelligence and Development Scales for Children Aged 5-10 have been available on our offer since spring 2013 and became very popular in Poland over that period. Interest in the IDS interpretation training equaled that in the tool itself. For the two and a half years we have been able to train about 900 people: both those participating in the training sessions organized by the Laboratory and those who invited the Laboratory staff to carry out training for them at their companies or institutions.

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Our colleague Maria Rafalak who was among the winners of the contest “Seeds for the future” organized by the Huawei company is now participating in the training course set up by the contest organizers in China. The inauguration of this year's edition of the training was attended by the Polish ambassador in the People's Republic of China, Mr. Mirosław Gajewski.

MMPI-2 is the personality test most commonly used in the United States and all over the world. It is used in psychological counselling, medical institutions, re-socialization programs, as well as in courts as exhibit material. In addition, MMPI-2 is widely used in the selection procedures for the jobs where confidence and public security are involved.

MMPI-2 5th edition: Personality and Psychopathology Assessment describes how to use the whole potential of MMPI-2 effciently and explains the precise ways of interpretating test scores. This updated and enlarged edition features precise and detailed instructions for test administration and scores calculation in MMPI-2 as well as explains the use of MMPI-2 in groups as diverse as the elderly, the ill, ethnic minorities or prisoners. It provides tips on how to interpret the control, clinical, content and additional scales, while illustrating these issues with examples and case studies. The book also describes the Restructured Clinical Scales (RC), which help to make more detailed and nuanced the interpretation of the original clinical scales, as well as Five Scales of Personality Psychopathologii (PSY-5) which assess principal dimensions of both healthy and disordered personality.

New in this edition:

  • Chapter featuring detailed description of the development and application of the most recent version of the test: MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF)
  • Chapter devoted to the MMPI version for adolescents is re-introduced in this edition, featuring recent research reports and recommendations concerning interpretation

MMPI-2 5th edition: Personality and Psychpathology Assessment is ideal for students of psychological assessment and indispensable for researchers and clinicians working in the field of psychological assessment.

MMPI-2 5th edition: Personality and Psychpathology Assessment will be available in a few weeks!

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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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