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Psychometrics - New Insights

Sandro Misciagna

Belcolle Hospital

Dr. Sandro Misciagna is a clinical neurologist and researcher in cognitive sciences with experience in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cognitive disorders or affected by epilepsy. He has worked in various neurology departments, Alzheimer’s clinics, neuropsychiatric clinics, and neuro-rehabilitative departments.


Psychometrics Mathematical Base Statistical Base Psychometric Instrument Psychometric Procedure Human Cognition Personality Testing Clinical Application Psychometric Experiments Questionnaires Neuropsychology Psychological Testing

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Psychometrics generally refers to a specialized field of psychology concerning the techniques of assessment, measurement, and their respective theories. Psychometrics include objective measurement of cognitive functions (intelligence, memory, attention, reaction times, etc.), characteristics of personality (e.g. hypochondria, hysteria, paranoia, social introversion, psychotic traits), emotions (happiness, sadness, anger, fear, disgust, surprise), behavior, and socio-educational qualities. Their constructs are also applied to emotional and mental disorders (especially anxiety and depression). Psychometric measures are inferred through mathematical models based on observation and statistical analysis conducted on a sample of subjects in comparison with the general population that leads to the planning of mental tests, scales, and open or close-ended questionnaires. Psychometricians usually possess specific qualifications such as those of psychologists and other operators with experience and training in psychometrics and with knowledge in measurements theories.

This book aims to provide an update on theoretical approaches, instruments, and procedures of modern psychometrics. Authors are encouraged to include examples of psychometric assessments in human experimental models and possible clinical applications in human disorders.

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Sandro Misciagna

Belcolle Hospital

Dr. Sandro Misciagna received degrees in Medicine and Neurology from Catholic University, Rome, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. From 1993 to 1995, he was involved in researching cerebellar functions. From 1994 to 2003, he worked in the Neuropsychological Department, researching cognitive and behavioural disorders of the same university. From 2001 to 2003, he taught neuropsychology, neurology, and cognitive rehabilitation. In 2003, he obtained a Ph.D. in Neuroscience with a thesis about the behavioural and cognitive profile of frontotemporal dementia. Dr. Misciagna has worked in various neurology departments, Alzheimer’s clinics, neuropsychiatric clinics, and neuro-rehabilitative departments. Since 2016, he has worked at the Neuroscience Department of Belcolle Hospital, Viterbo, dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy.

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