Psychological Testing: Principles and Applications / Edition 5by Kevin R. Murphy, Charles O. Davidshofer, Charles O. Davidshofer
Pub. Date: 10/03/2000
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.
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Table of Contents
I. INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING.
2. Defining and Measuring Psychological Attributes: Ability, Interests, and Personality.
3. Testing and Society.
II. PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT.
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.
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.
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.
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