Psychological Testing: Pearson New International Edition VitalSource eText: Principles and Applications (6e) : 9781292054568

Psychological Testing: Pearson New International Edition VitalSource eText: Principles and Applications (6e)

 
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6
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9781292054568
ISBN 10
 
1292054565
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28/08/2013
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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For sophomore/junior-level courses in Psychological Testing or Measurement.

Focuses on the use of psychological tests to make important decisions about individuals in a variety of settings. This text explores the theory, methods, and applications of psychological testing. It gives a full and fair evaluation of the advantages and drawbacks of psychological testing in general, and selected tests in particular.

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING.

1. Tests and Measurements.
2. Defining and Measuring Psychological Attributes: Ability, Interests, and Personality.
3. Testing and Society.

II. PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT.

4. Basic Concepts in Measurement and Statistics.
5. Scales, Transformations, and Norms.
6. Reliability: The Consistency of Test Scores.
7. Using and Interpreting Information about Test Reliability.
8. Validity of Measurement: Content and Construct-Oriented Validation Strategies.
9. Validity for Decisions: Criterion-Related Validity.
10. Item Analysis.

III. DEVELOPING MEASURES OF ABILITY, INTERESTS, AND PERSONALITY.

11. The Process of Test Development.
12. Computerized Test Administration and Interpretation.
13. Ability Testing: Individual Tests.
14. Ability Testing: Group Tests.
15. Issues in Ability Testing.
16. Interest Testing.
17. Personality Testing.

IV. USING TESTS TO MAKE DECISIONS.

18. Tests and Educational Decisions.
19. Psychological Measurement in Industry.
20. Diagnostic Testing: Clinical Applications.
21. Issues in Multi-Method Assessment.

Appendix: Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.
References.
Author Index.
Subject Index.

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