Pub. date: 2005 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412950565 | Print ISBN: 9780761928201 | Online ISBN: 9781412950565| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
John D. Hogan & Meredith C. Reesman
Anne Anastasi (1908–2001) was a distinguished American psychologist and writer, best known for contributing to a better understanding of psychological tests and measurement. Throughout her long career as a university professor, she produced more than 200 scholarly articles and books addressing not only the fine points of testing and evaluation but also questioning many of the assumptions on which they were built. Her books, particularly Psychological Testing (last edition, Anastasi & Urbina, 1996), have been translated into many languages and used around the world. Her emphasis on the important roles of context and culture in testing and her portrayal of the naturenurture issue continue to have important implications for research today. In 1972, she became the third woman president of the American Psychological Association (APA), the first woman to hold that office in 51 years. By the time of her death, she had become a nearlegendary figure among psychologists, not ...