Psychological Testing of Hispanics Clinical, Cultural, and Intellectual Issues

Edition: 2nd
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2015-05-18
Publisher(s): American Psychological Association
List Price: $74.61

Buy New

Usually Ships in 5-7 Business Days

Rent Textbook

Select for Price
There was a problem. Please try again later.

Used Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out


We're Sorry
Not Available


Fully revised to take into account a new generation of assessment research as well as the dynamic changes within America’s Hispanic community, this book provides an up-to-date overview of the clinical testing of Hispanic clients. Today’s research on Hispanic clients, their respective cultures and environments, and their psychological health has led to an explosion of measures tailored to their unique needs. This volume provides essential updates on how to use intelligence, neuropsychological, and other clinical measures, and stands as a call to arms to increase awareness, and understanding of a rapidly evolving demographic. This is an important text for practitioners who wish to improve their competency in working with this still underserved population.

Author Biography

Kurt F. Geisinger, PhD, is director of the Buros Center for Testing and Meierhenry Distinguished University Professor at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. His previous positions include professor and chair of the psychology department at Fordham University, psychology professor and dean of arts and sciences at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego, and psychology professor/vice president for academic affairs at two other institutions.

Dr. Geisinger's primary academic interests concern proper test use, testing individuals with disabilities and language minorities, and adapting tests across languages and cultures. He chaired the College Board's Research Advisory Committee, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Board, and the GRE Technical Advisory Committee. He was a member of the SAT Advisory Committee and a member of the National Council of Measurement in Education's Committee to Develop a Code of Ethical Standards, and he has been involved in numerous other task forces and panels. He is also a council member and treasurer of the International Test Commission and editor of Applied Measurement in Education, and he has served on the editorial committees of eight other journals.

Table of Contents


Melba J. T. Vasquez


Kurt F. Geisinger

  1. Using Pruebas Publicadas en Español to Enhance Test Selection
    Janet F. Carlson and Sara E. Gonzalez
  2. Evaluating and Measuring Mexican Personality: Etic and Cross-Cultural Perspectives
    Fernando A. Ortiz
  3. A Brief History of Psychological Testing in Puerto Rico: Highlights, Achievements, Challenges, and the Future
    Frances Boulon-Díaz
  4. A Brief Review of Spanish-Language Adaptations of Some English-Language Intelligence Tests
    Kurt F. Geisinger
  5. Issues Related to Intelligence Testing With Spanish-Speaking Clients
    Lawrence G. Weiss, Aurelio Prifitera, and Maria R. Munoz
  6. Evaluation of Intelligence and Learning Disability With Hispanics
    Samuel O. Ortiz and Kristan E. Melo
  7. Neuropsychological Testing of Spanish Speakers
    Antonio E. Puente, Carlos Ojeda, Davor Zink, and Veronica Portillo Reyes
  8. Clinical Assessment of Hispanic Youth Diagnosed With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Other Externalizing Disorders
    José J. Cabiya and Nanet M. López-Córdova
  9. The Clinical Interview With Latina/o Clients
    Miguel E. Gallardo and Douglas I. Gomez
  10. A Personality Approach to Testing Hispanics
    Richard H. Dana
  11. Clinical Approaches to Assessing Cultural Values Among Latinos
    Lisa M. Edwards and Esteban V. Cardemil
  12. Assessment of Anxiety in Latinos
    Denise A. Chavira and Andrea Letamendi
  13. Latinos and Depression: Measurement Issues and Assessment
    Azara L. Santiago-Rivera, Gregory Benson-Flórez, Maria Magdalena Santos, and Marisela Lopez
  14. Culturally Informed Psychosocial Stress Assessment for Hispanics
    Richard Cervantes and Thuy Bui
  15. Assessing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Among Latinos
    Francisco J. Sánchez
  16. Some Conclusions Regarding the Testing of Hispanics: A Look at the Past, the Present, and the Future
    Kurt F. Geisinger


About the Editor

An electronic version of this book is available through VitalSource.

This book is viewable on PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and most smartphones.

By purchasing, you will be able to view this book online, as well as download it, for the chosen number of days.

A downloadable version of this book is available through the eCampus Reader or compatible Adobe readers.

Applications are available on iOS, Android, PC, Mac, and Windows Mobile platforms.

Please view the compatibility matrix prior to purchase.