Psychometry is a sub-field of psychology where a psychometrist administers and scores psychological and neuropsychological tests under the supervision of a licensed psychologist or neuropsychologist. Training emphasizes extensive comprehension of test administration as well as efficient scoring in concert with providing detailed behavioral observations of the examinee.
A thorough neuropsychological test battery often assesses a variety of domains including (but not limited to): cognitive functioning, attention and concentration skills, language functioning, verbal and visuo-spatial abilities, academic/achievement performance, memory abilities, motor and sensory-motor integration, effort, executive functioning, and emotional status. A full neuropsychological evaluation often requires 6-8 hours to administer and score depending on the population and referral question.
Populations often assessed by Psychometrists include: head injury (TBI), neurological disorders (e.g., Epilepsy, Parkinson's Disease, etc.), vascular (e.g., strokes), dementia (e.g., Alzheimer's), vocational, workman's compensation, forensic, competency, academic, and psychiatric. For more information please visit www.NAPnet.org
(Greek: ψυχή, psukhē
, "spirit, soul"; + μέτρον, metron
, "measure") is a form of extra-sensory perception in which a psychic is said to be able to obtain information about an individual through paranormal means by making physical contact with an object that belongs to them. In recent years, the term has been superseded in favor of "token-object reading" so as to avoid potential confusion with the psychological term, "psychometry".
The term psychometry was coined by Joseph Rodes Buchanan in 1842. Buchanan developed the theory that all things give off an emanation.