Reeves, M & Laher, S. Anorexic symptomatology in men: New insights and development
Boshoff, E, Docrat, S, Frant, T, Laher, S & Pillay, K. NEO-PI-3 Presentations
Subjee, S. & Laher, S. An exploration of Indian females perceptions of Major Depressive Disorder
Exploring the perceptions of mental illness among Pedi psychologists in the Limpopo province
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Teferi, T.B. & Laher, S. (in press). Exploring the reliability and validity of a Tigrignan translation of the NEO-PI-R in an Eritrean sample. IFE Psychologia.
Bulbulia, T. & Laher, S. (in press). Perceptions of mental illness amongst South African Muslim psychiatrists. South African Journal of Psychiatry
Laher, S. & Ismail, Z. (2012). South African Muslim psychologists’perceptions of mental illness. Journal of Psychology in Africa.
Padayachee, P. & Laher, S. (2012). Hindu psychologists perceptionsof mental illness. Journal of religionand health.
Branco E Silva, L & Laher, S. (2012). Exploring the utility of theNEO-PI-R in a sample of South African university students. IFE Psychologia
Mohamed, Z. &a Laher, S. (2012). Exploring foundation phase schoolteachers’ perceptions of learning difficulties in two Johannesburg schools. Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Patel, A. & Laher, S. (2011). The influence of Mode of Test Administration on Test Performance. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 21, 143-148.
Silva, A. & Laher, S. (2011). Religiousorientation and personality styles in psychology students. Ife PsycholoGIA, 20, 19-48.
Laher, S. & Khan, S. (2011). Exploring the influence of Islam on theperceptions of mental illness of volunteers in a Johannesburg community basedorganization, Psychology in DevelopingSocieties, 23, 63-84.
Laher, S. (2010). Using exploratory factor analysis in personality research: Best practice recommendations. SouthAfrican Journal of Industrial Psychology, 36, 1-7.
Laher, S. (2010). Exploring the relationship between religiousorientation and the Five Factor Model of personality in a sample of universitystudents. New Voices in Psychology, 6, 4-22.
Rebolo, C. & Laher, S. (2010). Personality Styles of patients with Bipolar Disorder: An Exploratory Study. South African Journal of Psychology, 40,159-164.
Laher, S. & Quy, G. (2009). Exploring the Role of Spirituality in the Context of the Five Factor Model of Personality in a South African Sample. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 19, 4, 513-521.
Vogt, L. & Laher, S. (2009). The relationship betweenindividualism/collectivism and the Five Factor Model of personality: Anexploratory study. Psychology in Society,37, 39-54.
Laher, S. (2008). The Islamic Careline Ladies Lifeskills Program: An Empowerment Initiative. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 18, 4, 637-640.
Ally, Y., & Laher, S. (2008). South African Muslim faith healersperceptions of mental illness: Understanding, aetiology and treatment. Journalof Religion and Health, 47, 45-56.
Laher, S., & Mokone, M. (2008). Exploring the reliability and validity of the DAT-K in Grade 11 learners in a previously disadvantaged school in Johannesburg. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 18, 249-254.
Laher, S. (2008). Structural equivalence and the NEO-PI-R: Implications for the applicability of the Five Factor model of personality in an African context. South African Journal of Industrial Psychology, 34, 76-80.
Laher, S. (2007). Personality reconceptualised: A Millonian Approach? South African Journal of Psychology, 37, 82-95.
Laher, S., & Thatcher, A. (2007). Innovation in teachingundergraduate psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand: Coping withdiversity. South African Journal of Psychology,37, 345-347.
Laher, S., Israel, N., & Pitman, M. (2007). Teaching research andstatistics at undergraduate level: The RDA Tutorial Programme. South African Journal of Psychology, 37, 368-374.
Laher, S. (2007). Reflections on teaching undergraduate psychologyto part-time students versus full time students. South African Journal of Psychology, 37, 383-388.
Laher, S. (2007). The relationship betweenreligious orientation and pressure in psychology. South African Journal ofPsychology, 37, 530-551.
Laher, S. & Moosa, A. (2007). Volunteer Care: Innovations in Practice. Islamic Quarterly, 51, 237-256.
Laher, S. (December, 2002) – Evaluation: Muslim AIDS Program. Journal of the Islamic Medical Association of South Africa
Chapters in books
Laher, S.& Botha, A. (2012). Methods of sampling. In C. Wagner, B.Kawulich & M. Garner. Doing social research: A global context (Pp.86-100). London: McGraw-Hill
Laher, S. (in press). The NEO-PI-R in South Africa. In S. Laher & K. Cockcroft (Eds.). Psychological Assessment in South Africa: Research and Applications. Wits University Press: Johannesburg.
R. Patel & Laher, S. (in press). The Millon inventories in South Africa. In S. Laher & K. Cockcroft (Eds.). Psychological Assessment in South Africa: Research and Applications. Wits University Press: Johannesburg.
Laher, S. & Cockcroft, K. (in press). Psychological Assessment in South Africa: Situating the debates. In S. Laher& amp; K. Cockcroft (Eds.). Psychological Assessment in South Africa: Research and Applications. Wits University Press: Johannesburg.
Laher, S. & Cockcroft, K. (in press). Current and Future trends in assessment in South Africa: Challenges and Opportunities. In S. Laher & K. Cockcroft (Eds.). Psychological Assessment in South Africa: Research and Applications.Wits University Press: Johannesburg.
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Psychological Assessment in South Africa: Research and Applicationshttp://www.psychologicalassessmentinsouthafrica.com/
OVERVIEW OF THE BOOK:
This book provides an overview of the research related to psychological assessment across South Africa. The 36 chapters provide a combination of psychometric theory and practical assessment applications in order to combine the currently disparate research that has been conducted locally in this field. Existing South African texts on psychological assessment are predominantly academic textbooks that explain psychometric theory and provide brief descriptions of a few testing instruments. Psychological Assessment in South Africa provides in-depth coverage of a range of areas within the broad field of psychological assessment, including research conducted with various psychological instruments. It is divided into three sections, namely, “Cognitive Tests: Conceptual and Practical Applications”; “Personality and Projective tests: Conceptual and Practical Applications” and “Assessment Approaches and Methodologies.” The chapters comprising each section critically interrogate the current Eurocentric and Western cultural hegemonic practices that dominate the field of psychological assessment. The book therefore has the potential to function both as an academic text for graduate students, as well as a specialist resource for professionals, including psychologists, psychometrists, remedial teachers and human resource practitioners. As the first book to assemble the disparate research on psychological assessment in South Africa, the book will be of interest to a broad audience, locally and internationally.
Sumaya Laher (PhD) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of the Witwatersrand. Her research interests are in the fields of psychological assessment, particularly personality theory and assessment, cross-cultural issues in relation to mental health and illness and the interface between religion and psychology.
Kate Cockcroft (PhD) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand. She conducts research in the field of developmental cognitive psychology, particularly intelligence, memory and language, as well as cognitive assessment in the South African context.
Both authors have published extensively in their fields and have been teaching psychometrics and psychological assessment at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for over ten years.