Psychological Testing: Principles, Applications, and Issues

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-08-01
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Easy-to-read and accessible, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING: PRINCIPLES, APPLICATIONS, AND ISSUES 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. The authors offer 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. 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.

Author Biography

Robert M. Kaplan University of California, Los Angeles Dennis P. Saccuzzo San Diego State University

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Norms and Basic Statistics for Testingp. 25
Correlation and Regressionp. 62
Reliabilityp. 99
Validityp. 132
Writing and Evaluating Test Itemsp. 157
Test Administrationp. 183
Interviewing Techniquesp. 201
Theories of Intelligence and the Binet Scalesp. 230
The Wechsler Intelligence Scales: WAIS-III, WISC-IV, and WPPSI-IIIp. 252
Other Individual Tests of Ability in Education and Special Educationp. 278
Standardized Tests in Education, Civil Service, and the Militaryp. 311
Applications in Clinical and Counseling Settingsp. 347
Projective Personality Testsp. 390
Tests Based on Psychological Science and the New Age of Computersp. 421
Testing in Counseling Psychologyp. 452
Testing in Health Psychology and Health Carep. 475
Testing in Industrial and Business Settingsp. 509
Test Biasp. 538
Testing in Forensic Settingsp. 573
Ethics and the Future of Psychological Testingp. 611
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