Psychological Testing and Assessment / Edition 12

Psychological Testing and Assessment / Edition 12

by Lewis R. Aiken (Late), Gary Groth-Marnat
     
 

A proven classic in the field, this edition of Psychological Testing and Assessment features new co-author Gary Groth-Marnat. Building on Aiken’s strong foundation, this edition has been thoroughly updated, offering extensive coverage of new tests, inventories, and scales, the methods used in constructing these psychometric instruments, and the

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Overview

A proven classic in the field, this edition of Psychological Testing and Assessment features new co-author Gary Groth-Marnat. Building on Aiken’s strong foundation, this edition has been thoroughly updated, offering extensive coverage of new tests, inventories, and scales, the methods used in constructing these psychometric instruments, and the application of them.

Greater integration of chapters, enhanced student activities, more opportunities to increase depth through web-based resources, new editions of various tests, greater emphasis on applied aspects of assessment, and revisions in the content and format of college entrance examinations drive Aiken and Groth-Marnat’s twelfth edition. Substantial attention has also been given to neuropsychological assessment, adaptive testing, item response theory, the use of computers in psychological testing, and applications of tests in various contexts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205457427
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
09/23/2005
Series:
MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
552
Sales rank:
691,463
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

I. INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY OF ASSESSMENT

1. Historical and Professional Matters

Historical Overview

Testing as a Profession

Testing Standards and Ethics

Summary

Mastering the Chapter Objectives

Experiencing Psychological Assessment

2. Design and Construction of Tests

Planning a Test

Preparing Items

Assembling and Reproducing a Test

Oral Testing

Performance Testing

Summary

Mastering the Chapter Objectives

Experiencing Psychological Assessment

3. Administration and Scoring of Tests

Administration

Scoring

Summary

Mastering the Chapter Objectives

Experiencing Psychological Assessment

4. Item Analysis and Standardization of Tests

Item Analysis

Test Standardization and Norms

Equating Tests

Summary

Mastering the Chapter Objectives

Experiencing Psychological Assessment

5. Reliability and Validity of Tests

Reliability

Validity

Using Tests in Personnel Decision Making

Summary

Mastering the Chapter Objectives

Experiencing Psychological Assessment

II. ASSESSMENT OF COGNITIVE ABILITIES

6. Intelligence Testing

History, Definitions, and Theories

Individual Tests of Intelligence

Group Tests of Intelligence

Summary

Mastering the Chapter Objectives

Experiencing Psychological Assessment

7. Individual and Group Differences in Cognitive Abilities

Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities, Giftedness, and Creativity

Research on Correlates of Cognitive Abilities

Mastering the Chapter Objectives

Experiencing Psychological Assessment

8. Neuropsychological Assessment

Developmental Assessment of Infants and Young Children

Neuropsychological Theories, Disorders, and Assessment

Summary

Mastering the Chapter Objectives

Experiencing Psychological Assessment

9. Standardized Achievement Tests

Foundations of Achievement Testing

Types and Selection of Achievement Tests

Achievement Test Batteries

Achievement Tests in Specific Areas

Summary

Mastering the Chapter Objectives

Experiencing Psychological Assessment

10. Applications and Issues in Ability Testing

Assessment in Educational Contexts

Criticisms and Issues in Ability Testing

Other Issues in Educational Testing

Employment Testing and Bias

Summary

Mastering the Chapter Objectives

Experiencing Psychological Assessment

III. VOCATIONAL ASSESSMENT

11. Evaluating Special Abilities

Concepts and Characteristics

Sensory-Perceptual and Psychomotor Skills

Mechanical Ability

Clerical and Computer-Related Abilities

Artistic and Musical Abilities

Multiple-Aptitude Batteries

Summary

Mastering the Chapter Objectives

Experiencing Psychological Assessment

12. Measuring Vocational Interests

Foundations of Interest Measurement

Validity of Interest Inventories

Strong Interest Inventories

Kuder Interest Inventories

Interests and Personality

Other General- and Special-Purpose Interest Inventories

Summary

Mastering the Chapter Objectives

Experiencing Psychological Assessment

13. Measuring Attitudes, Values, and Personal Orientations

Attitude Measurement

Measurement of Values

Personal Orientations

Summary

Mastering the Chapter Objectives

Experiencing Psychological Assessment

IV. ASSESSMENT OF PERSONALITY

14. Personality Assessment: Origins, Applications, & Issues

Pseudosciences and Other Historical Antecedents

Theories of Personality

Uses and Misuses of Personality Assessment

Clinical Assessment

Other Areas of Application of Personality Assessment

Issues and Controversies in Personality Assessment

Summary

Mastering the Chapter Objectives

Experiencing Psychological Assessment

15. Assessing Personality through Observations and Interviews

Observations

Biographical Information

Interviews

Observations and Interviews in Behavior Analysis

Summary

Mastering the Chapter Objectives

Experiencing Psychological Assessment

16. Rating Scales and Checklists

Rating Scales

Checklists

Summary

Mastering the Chapter Objectives

Experiencing Psychological Assessment

17. Objective Personality Inventories

Truthfulness, reliability, and validity

Single-Construct and Symptom Inventories

Inventories Based on Content Validation

Inventories Based on Factor Analysis

Inventories Based on Criterion Keying

Summary

Mastering the Chapter Objectives

Experiencing Psychological Assessment

18. Projective Personality Assessment

Word Associations and Constructions

The Rorschach

The TAT and its Variations

Prospects for Personality Assessment

Summary

Mastering the Chapter Objectives

Experiencing Psychological Assessment

Appendix A: Measurement and Statistics

Scales of Measurement

Frequency Distributions

Measures of Central Tendency

Percentiles, Deciles, and Quartiles

Measures of Variability

Correlation and Linear Regression

Factor Analysis

Summary

Mastering the Appendix Objectives

Appendix B: Table of Areas under the Normal Curve


Appendix C. Major Suppliers of Psychological and Educational

Assessment Materials

Appendix D: Websites of Organizations Concerned with

Psychological Testing and Assessment

Glossary

Answers to Quantitative Exercises

References

Author Index

Subject Index

Test Index

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