Development of a psychological test to diagnose abilities required for successful learning medicine



We substantiate the necessity of psychological tools aimed at diagnostics of the capabilities for successful learning in medical university, and show the progress of its development. The questionnaire is developed based on the U.S. and European success tests, and its design meets the famous “test for medical professions” (TMS). “Kostroma test for medical professions” (KTMP) is not a translation or adaptation of TMS to Russian conditions. It will be re-designed with new test items based on the principles of classical test construction. Creating scientifically based methods of psychological diagnosis of general cognitive ability is a prerequisite for the successful solution of a wide range of research and practical issues related to improving the effectiveness of education and training programs.

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Keywords: psychological test, psychological test construction, classical theory of test design, suitability for learning.

Journal rubric: Juridical Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Gessmann H., Sheronov E.A. Development of a psychological test to diagnose abilities required for successful learning medicine [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie [Psychological Science and Education], 2013. Vol. 5, no. 4 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Hans-Werner Gessmann, Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Director of the Center of Excellence, Diagnostics and Therapy, University of California, Psychotherapy Institute Bergerhausen (Duisburg, Germany), Duisburg, Germany, e-mail:

Evgenii A. Sheronov, e-mail:



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