“I can’t be playing around with 10 point differences as an explanation for weaknesses.”
Dr. Joel Schneider is here talking about the evolution of cognitive theory and assessment. I’ve been reading Joel’s blog for about 10 years now, and he is not only a great writer but a deep thinker and excellent storyteller. These traits are on full display during the podcast today as Joel takes us on a journey through the philosophical and practical history of cognitive theory. Here are just a few topics that we touch on:
- How cognitive assessment originated
- Using assessment to benefit the individual vs. the institution
- A compelling overview of CHC theory
- Joel’s research with Kevin McGrew on evolving CHC theory to a more integrated model
Cool Things Mentioned
- Essentials of Assessment Report Writing, 2nd Edition
- Joel’s blog: http://assessingpsyche.wordpress.com/
- Joel’s paper from 2013: What if we took our models seriously?…
- Five-factor model of personality
- Ackerman’s integration of personality and interest/ability
- Chapter with Kevin McGrew in Contemporary Intellectual Assessment, Fourth Ed.
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Dr. W. Joel Schneider
Dr. Schneider is an associate professor in the College of Education at Temple University and a member of the School Psychology program. He earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Texas A&M University. Along with Nancy Mather, Elizabeth Lichtenberger, and Nadeen Kaufman, he wrote the Essentials of Assessment Report Writing, 2nd Edition. He writes software to help clinicians make better decisions. Broadly, his research interests are concerned with validating and improving upon current assessment practices. In particular, he focuses on understanding the structure and function of intelligence and its assessment.
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About Dr. Jeremy Sharp
I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and have grown to over 20 clinicians. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.
As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.
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