Psychology of Testing
In psychology of testing mainly we should consider following categories,
Comparison of mindset between tester & developer.
Balance between self and independent testing.
Clear,courteous communication & feedback on defects between tester & developer.
Comparison of mindset between tester & developer:
The testing & reviewing of application is different from analysing and developing.
During building & developing application the positive work should be carried out
Problem should be solved during development & to make a product according to users specification.
Balance between self and independent testing:
Tester & developer can play both the roles.
Programmers test their component which they build.
They find many problem while testing their own code.
Eventhough its difficult to find their own mistakes.
In such case the developer gives their application to testing specialist.(Independent test).
Several levels of independent testing:
Test by the person who developed.
Test by another person of same team.
Test by person some different group.
Test by person from other organisation or company.
Clear,courteous communication & feedback on defects between tester & developer:
When as tester we run a test which is good test of finding defects from our point of view.
At the same time,we should be careful while react or reporting defects to programmers.
The programmer may react defensively & take it as personal criticism.
Testing can be seen as destructive activity.