This is a careful and thoroughly updated revision of the most highly acclaimed and successful undergraduate text in testing over the last fifteen years. PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND ASSESSMENT examines the philosophical, historical, and methodological foundations of psychological testing, assessment, and measurement, while helping students appreciate their benefits and pitfalls in practice.
New edition of a psychological assessment textbook. Covers the statistical basis for measurement, correlation and inference, validity, tests of intelligence, personality assessment, counseling assessment, neurophysiological assessment, the assessment of people with disabilities, and computer-assisted psychological assessment. Includes historical notes on the development of the tests covered, a 71-page list of references, and numerous b&w photographs depicting tests and their creators. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
PART I. AN OVERVIEW /
1.Psychological Testing and Assessment / Testing and Assessment / Who, What, and Why? / Evaluating the Quality of Tests / Close-Up Error of Measurement and the True Score Model / Everyday Psychometrics Putting Tests to the Test / Self-Assessment /
2. Historical, Cultural, and Legal/Ethical Considerations / An Historical Perspective / Culture and Assessment / Legal and Ethical Considerations / Close-Up Life or Death Psychological Assessment / Everyday Psychometrics Expert Testimony / Self-Assessment
PART II. THE SCIENCE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT /
3. A Statistics Refresher / Scales of Measurement / Describing Data / The Normal Curve / Standard Scores / Close-Up The Normal Curve and Psychological Tests / Everyday Psychometrics Consumer (of Graphed Data) Beware! / Self-Assessment /