For junior/senior level undergraduate courses in Psychological Testing / Assessment. Designed to teach students about the characteristics, objectives, and wide-ranging effects of psychological testing.
In addition to the breadth of coverage of traditional topics, the sixth edition of Psychological Testing provides detailed presentations on neuropsychological and geriatric assessment, the early uses and abuses of testing, assessment of learning disabilities, testing in special settings, race differences in IQ, and cheating on national group achievement tests. The author also describes and critiques the latest versions of the most widely used tests, examine the subtleties of the testing process, and explores the value-laden issues surrounding the wisdom of testing.
Surveys the characteristics, objectives, and effects of psychological testing, covering traditional topics such as norms, standardization, and test construction as well as the history of testing, the tester/testee relationship, and neuropsychological assessment. Chapters on tests in areas including intellectual achievement and industrial-organization, vocational, and personality testing include summaries plus key terms and concepts. Includes sources for tests. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Robert Gregory earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Minnesota where he absorbed a healthy respect for the value of empiricism in psychological testing. He taught at the University of Idaho for 23 years where he also developed a private practice in assessment. In his practice, he specialized in the evaluation of intellectual disability and cognitive impairment. His academic research centers on assessment topics such as subtle cognitive differences in left-handers, the impact of subclinical lead exposure on intelligence, the psychometric qualities of a wide variety of cognitive and personality tests, and meta-analysis. He has taught psychological assessment for almost 40 years. He has been professor of psychology at Wheaton College (Illinois) for fifteen years, including six years as department chair, and five years as director of their doctoral program (Psy.D.) in clinical psychology.