Psychological Testing and Assessment / Edition 9

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B> 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 book for anyone who is planning to construct, administer, and make decisions based on test scores in business, clinical, or educational settings. Includes all areas of psychological testing intelligence, special abilities, personality, and assessment in applied settings. The discussion of the computer's role in testing shows how it has revolutionized the ways tests are administered, scored, and interpreted. Includes a balanced view of the criticisms and issues involved in testing to help the reader become sensitive to the personal and social consequences of testing. New versions of tests keep the reader up-to-date on the latest developments in the field. Includes applications of testing in educational, clinical/counseling, and industrial/organizational settings, making this a relevant book for practitioners who use testing in a variety of settings. For anyone who administers tests and assessment strategies in the areas of psychology, education, and business.

Test design & construction, test administration, item analysis & norms, reliability, personality assessment.

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A text for a one-semester course in testing and assessment at the undergraduate or beginning graduate level in psychology or education. Coverage includes assessment methods and practices, assessment of abilities, assessment of personality and preferences, and applications and issues. Pedagogical features include chapter summaries, questions, and activities, plus reference appendices, a glossary, and lists of vendors. This edition places greater emphasis on applications of testing in education, clinical, and organizational settings Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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The aim of this text is to improve the knowledge, understanding, and practices of persons who construct tests, take tests, and ponder over the meaning and value of test scores. The emphasis is on psychological testing in educational, clinical, and industrial settings. Included is a detailed study guide divided among the 15 chapters and four appendices, as well as overviews, boldfaced terms and names, exercises, and, of course, tests. An MS-DOS diskette containing accompanying programs to construct, administer, and score tests can be obtained free of charge from the author. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205186792
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 531
  • Product dimensions: 7.26 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Historical and Professional Matters 1
Ch. 2 Test Design and Construction 18
Ch. 3 Test Administration and Scoring 43
Ch. 4 Item Analysis and Test Standardization 62
Ch. 5 Reliability and Validity 85
Ch. 6 Standardized Achievement Tests 108
Ch. 7 Intelligence Testing 135
Ch. 8 Individual and Group Differences in Mental Abilities 165
Ch. 9 Developmental and Neuropsychological Assessment 192
Ch. 10 Evaluating Special Abilities 212
Ch. 11 Applications and Issues in Ability Testing 239
Ch. 12 Vocational Interests 265
Ch. 13 Attitudes, Values, and Personal Orientations 294
Ch. 14 Personality Assessment: Origins, Applications, and Issues 313
Ch. 15 Observations and Interviews 342
Ch. 16 Checklists and Rating Scales 364
Ch. 17 Personality Inventories 387
Ch. 18 Projective Techniques 412
App. A Descriptive Statistics 428
App. B Areas Under the Normal Curve 448
App. C Commercial Suppliers of Psychological and Educational Assessment Materials 451
App. D Web Sites of Organizations Concerned with Psychological Testing and Assessment 457
Glossary 458
Answers to Quantitative Questions and Activities 476
References 482
Author Index 508
Subject Index 517
Test Index 524
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