9780534370961

Psychological Testing Principles, Applications, and Issues (with InfoTrac)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534370961

  • ISBN10:

    0534370969

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/7/2000
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Easy-to-read and accessible, this book effectively communicates the excitement and dynamics of the field of psychological testing. Robert Kaplan and Dennis Saccuzzo provide students with a current analysis of the most widely used psychological tests in schools, professional training programs, business, industry, the military, and clinical settings. As students read through the book, they get a clear picture of how psychological tests are constructed, how they are used, and how an understanding of them can make a difference in their careers and everyday lives.Students will get a very real sense of how psychological tests are constructed, how they are used, and how an understanding of them can make a difference in their careers and everyday lives. Comprehensive and accurate, yet interesting and personally relevant, this book gets and keeps students' attention through the use of informal discussions and real-life examples.

Table of Contents

Part I: PRINCIPLES
1. Introduction
2. Norms and Basic Statistics for Testing
3. Correlation and Regression
4. Reliability
5. Validity
6. Writing and Evaluating Test Items
7. Selection and Decision Analysis
8. Test Administration
Part II: APPLICATIONS
9. Interviewing Techniques
10. Theories of Intelligence and the Binet Scale
11. The Wechsler Intelligence Scales
12. Other Individual Tests of Ability
13. Group Ability Tests: Intelligence, Achievement, and Aptitude
14. Tests for Choosing Careers
15. Structured Personality Tests
16. Projective Personality Tests
17. Cognitive-Behavioral Assessment
18. Testing in Health Psychology and Health Care
Part III: ISSUES
19. Test Bias
20. Testing and the Law
21. The Future of Psychological Testing
Appendices
1. Areas of a Standard Normal Distribution
2. Publishers of Major Tests
3. Critical Values of r for Two-Tailed Test
4. Critical Values of t
5. Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education

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