Psychological Testing / Edition 7

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Overview

This classic, authoritative introduction to psychological testing is widely hailed for its broad coverage and its ability to cover "graduate school" topics in terms that one with little testing experience can understand. This book familiarizes the reader with the basics of test construction and prepares the reader to effectively evaluate different tests, choose tests for particular purposes and individual examines, and interpret scores properly.

Evolving concepts of test validity, item response theory, Stanford-Binet intelligence scale, confidentiality,

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780023030857
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 12/27/1996
  • Series: MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 721
  • Sales rank: 909,636
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

I. FUNCTIONS AND ORIGINS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING.

1. Nature and Use of Psychological Tests.

2. Historical Antecedents of Modern Testing.

II. TECHNICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES.

3. Norms and the Meaning of Test Scores.

4. Reliability.

5. Validity: Basic Concepts.

6. Validity: Measurement and Interpretation.

7. Item Analysis.

III. ABILITY TESTING.

8. Individual Tests.

9. Tests for Special Populations.

10. Group Testing.

11. Nature of Intelligence.

12. Psychological Issues in Ability Testing.

IV. PERSONALITY TESTING.

13. Self-Report Personality Inventories.

14. Measuring Interests and Attitudes.

15. Projective Techniques.

16. Other Assessment Techniques.

V. APPLICATIONS OF TESTING.

17. Major Contexts of Current Test Use.

18. Ethical and Social Considerations in Testing.

Appendix A: Alphabetical Listing of Tests and Other Assessment Tools.

Appendix B: Addresses of Test Publishers, Distributors, and Test-Related Organizations.

References.

Acknowledgements.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2008

    Hopelessly Dated

    Hopelessly dated. Very detailed in the statistics behind psychological testing, but many of the tests discussed have been revised multiple times or no longer on the market. Many other texts are far better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2004

    Find another text book

    This book is very difficult to read and follow. The wording is complex and in many cases verbose to the point of being frustrating.

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