Psychological Testing: Principles and Applications / Edition 5

Psychological Testing: Principles and Applications / Edition 5

by Kevin R. Murphy, Charles O. Davidshofer, Charles O. Davidshofer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130273953

ISBN-13: 9780130273956

Pub. Date: 10/03/2000

Publisher: Pearson

This book clearly and accurately reflects the current field of psychological testing. It focuses on the use of psychological tests to make important decisions about individuals in a variety of settings. Exploring the theory, methods, and applications of psychological testing, it provides a full and fair evaluation of the advantages and drawbacks of psychological

Overview

This book clearly and accurately reflects the current field of psychological testing. It focuses on the use of psychological tests to make important decisions about individuals in a variety of settings. Exploring the theory, methods, and applications of psychological testing, it provides a full and fair evaluation of the advantages and drawbacks of psychological testing in general and selected tests in particular. Chapter topics include expansive coverage of neuropsychological testing; the impact of testing on society; application of psychological tests in the contexts of education, industry, and clinical settings; computerized test administration and interpretation; consistency of test scores; the process of test development; ability, interest, and personality testing; and clinical applications and assessment. For individuals interested in the latest research available and sometimes controversial issues involved in psychological testing and measurement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130273956
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
10/03/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING.

1. Tests and Measurements.
2. Defining and Measuring Psychological Attributes: Ability, Interests, and Personality.
3. Testing and Society.

II. PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT.

4. Basic Concepts in Measurement and Statistics.
5. Scales, Transformations, and Norms.
6. Reliability: The Consistency of Test Scores.
7. Using and Interpreting Information about Test Reliability.
8. Validity of Measurement: Content and Construct-Oriented Validation Strategies.
9. Validity for Decisions: Criterion-Related Validity.
10. Item Analysis.

III. DEVELOPING MEASURES OF ABILITY, INTERESTS, AND PERSONALITY.

11. The Process of Test Development.
12. Computerized Test Administration and Interpretation.
13. Ability Testing: Individual Tests.
14. Ability Testing: Group Tests.
15. Issues in Ability Testing.
16. Interest Testing.
17. Personality Testing.

IV. USING TESTS TO MAKE DECISIONS.

18. Tests and Educational Decisions.
19. Psychological Measurement in Industry.
20. Diagnostic Testing: Clinical Applications.
21. Clinical Assessment.
Appendix A: Forty Representative Tests.
Appendix B: Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.
References.
Author Index.
Subject Index.

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