The fact, that the attempts to perform different kinds of psychological testing indicate the existence of the certain tasks, which the human society needs to solve and psychological testing represents an instrument for their solution. This section describes the main contemporary applications of the psychological testing.
Ivan Tugoy, 2003
The current scientifically based experiments can finally be used as a tool to check the validity of hypothesis, including different models of perception, attention, memory, thinking processes, individual differences and so on.
Tests are used for clinical examination of patients in the mental hospitals or patients, who suffered a brain injury or brain surgery to get the picture of the patient's health.
Written tests became a university practice in 16th century. Nowadays the standardized tests are widely used in many countries as the official way of school and university-level knowledge assessment as well as the certification for certain knowledge.
It seems that aptitudes evaluation was the first reason for using tests historically. Aptitudes assessments are carried out to predict how well the subject would be able to manage with certain tasks based on the tasks, presented in tests.
As it becomes known more about human cognitive functions and as this field of research holds more favor, its data find more applications for the design of control systems of any kind.
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