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Psychological Testing and Assessment

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Edition:
10th
ISBN13:

9780205295678

ISBN10:
0205295673
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon

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Summary

Despite criticism and challenges from both within and outside the psychology profession, psychological assessment has continued to expand and diversify. A proven classic in the field, Psychological Testing and Assessment has been completely updated, offering extensive coverage of the new tests, inventories, scales, and the methodological advances in constructing, administering, scoring, and interpreting these psychometric instruments. This is an essential text for any student who is planning to construct, administer, and make decisions based on test scores in clinical or educational settings.

Table of Contents

Preface viii
PART ONE Assessment Methods and Practices 1(104)
1 Psychological Testing in Perspective
3(15)
Historical Overview
3(3)
Testing as a Profession
6(6)
Test Standards and Ethics
12(4)
Summary
16(1)
Questions and Activities
17(1)
2 Test Design and Construction
18(24)
Planning a Test
18(5)
Preparing Test Items
23(9)
Assembling and Reproducing a Test
32(5)
Oral Testing
37(1)
Performance Testing
38(1)
Summary
39(1)
Questions and Activities
40(2)
3 Test Administration and Scoring
42(21)
Test Administration
42(11)
Test Scoring
53(7)
Summary
60(1)
Questions and Activities
61(2)
4 Item Analysis and Norms
63(21)
Item Analysis
63(9)
Standardization, Norms, and Equating
72(9)
Summary
81(1)
Questions and Activities
82(2)
5 Reliability and Validity
84(21)
Reliability
84(7)
Validity
91(5)
Using Tests in Personnel Decision Making
96(6)
Summary
102(1)
Questions and Activities
103(2)
PART TWO Assessment of Abilities 105(118)
6 Standardized Achievement Tests
107(24)
Foundations of Achievement Testing
107(9)
Achievement Test Batteries
116(3)
Achievement Tests in Specific Areas
119(8)
Summary
127(2)
Questions and Activities
129(2)
7 Intelligence Tests and Distribution
131(34)
History and Terminology
131(3)
Individually Administered Tests
134(16)
Group-administered Intelligence Tests
150(8)
Distribution and Classification of Intelligence
158(4)
Summary
162(2)
Questions and Activities
164(1)
8 Research and Theories on Intelligence
165(27)
Age Changes in Intelligence
165(3)
Other Demographic Variables
168(6)
Biological Factors and Cognitive Abilities
174(5)
Theories of Intelligence
179(10)
Summary
189(2)
Questions and Activities
191(1)
9 Special Abilities
192(31)
Concepts and Characteristics
192(4)
Sensory-Perceptual and Psychomotor Skills Tests
196(6)
Mechanical Ability
202(4)
Clerical and Computer-related Abilities
206(1)
Artistic, Musical, and Other Creative Abilities
207(5)
Multiple-aptitude Batteries
212(7)
Prospects for Tests of Cognitive Abilities
219(1)
Summary
220(2)
Questions and Activities
222(1)
PART THREE Assessment of Personality and Preferences 223(126)
10 Interests, Attitudes, and Values
225(37)
Interests and Interest Measurement
225(5)
The Strong and Kuder Inventories
230(6)
Other General- and Special-purpose Interest Inventories
236(8)
Using Interest Inventories in Counseling
244(4)
Measurement of Attitudes
248(7)
Measurement of Values
255(2)
Summary
257(1)
Questions and Activities
258(4)
11 Personality Theories, Observations, Interviews, and Ratings
262(43)
Foundations of Personality Assessment
262(12)
Observations
274(7)
Interviews
281(9)
Rating Scales and Checklists
290(10)
Behavior Analysis and Assessment
300(2)
Summary
302(1)
Questions and Activities
303(2)
12 Personality Inventories and Projective Techniques
305(44)
Personality Inventories
305(26)
Projective Techniques
331(10)
Physiological, Perceptual, and Cognitive Measures
341(3)
Summary
344(2)
Questions and Activities
346(3)
PART FOUR Applications and Issues 349(55)
13 Psychological Assessment in Applied Settings
351(25)
Assessment in Educational Contexts
351(12)
Assessment of Consumer Behavior
363(1)
Assessment in Clinical Contexts
364(4)
Assessment in Health and Legal Contexts
368(4)
Environmental Assessment
372(2)
Summary
374(1)
Questions and Activities
375(1)


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