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Easy-to-read and accessible, Psychological Testing: Principles, Applications, and Issues effectively communicates the excitement and dynamics of the field of psychological testing. Robert Kaplan and Dennis Saccuzzo provide students with a current analysis of the most widely used psychological tests in schools, professional training programs, business, industry, the military, and clinical settings. The authors offer a clear picture of how psychological tests are constructed, how they are used, and how an understanding of them can make a difference in their careers and everyday lives. Comprehensive and accurate, yet interesting and personally relevant, this book gets and keeps students' attention through the use of informal discussions and real-life examples.

Behavioral assessment model, the domain sampling model, building a test, the Wechler intelligence scales, etc

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Covers principles and specific applications in psychological testing, showing how tests are constructed and used and discussing ethical and legal issues, test bias, and future trends. Includes chapter objectives and summaries, boxed readings, and technical boxes demonstrating material such as statistical calculations. For undergraduates in psychology. This fourth edition incorporates information on neuropsychology, the role of affirmative action on test development, and the practice of psychology under managed care. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780818504945
  • Publisher: Brooks/Cole
  • Publication date: 1/1/1982
  • Series: Psychology Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1150

Meet the Author

Robert M. Kaplan is Fred W. and Pamela K. Wasserman Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Services at UCLA and Professor of Medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. From 1997 to 2004 he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, at the University of California, San Diego. He is a past President of several organizations, including the American Psychological Association Division of Health Psychology, Section J of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Pacific), the International Society for Quality of Life Research, the Society for Behavioral Medicine, and the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. He is a Past Chair of the Behavioral Science Council of the American Thoracic Society. Dr. Kaplan is currently Editor-in-Chief of Health Psychology and is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of Behavioral Medicine. He has served as Associate Editor of the American Psychologist, and Consulting Editor of four other academic journals. Selected additional honors include APA Division of Health Psychology Annual Award for Outstanding Scientific Contribution (For junior scholar 1987 and again for a senior scholar 2001), SDSU Distinguished Research Lecturer, 1988, and Health Net Distinguished Lecturer in 1991, University of California 125 Anniversary Award for Most Distinguished Alumnus, University of California, Riverside, American Psychological Association Distinguished Lecturer, Distinguished Scientific contribution award from the American Association of Medical School Psychologists, National Leadership Award, from the Society of Behavioral Medicine in 2003, and President's Award for Career Achievement from the International Society for Quality of Life Research in 2004.

Dennis P. Saccuzzo is a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, and an adjunct professor of law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. He has been a scholar and practitioner of psychological testing for over 32 years and has numerous peer-reviewed publications and professional presentations in the field. Dr. Saccuzzo's research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Mental Health, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Education, the Scottish Rite Foundation, and the U.S. armed services. He is also a California licensed psychologist and a California licensed attorney. He is board certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). In addition, he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Assessment Psychology (ABAP) and the American Board of Forensic Medicine He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, and Western Psychological Association for outstanding and unusual contributions to the field of psychology. Dr. Saccuzzo is the author or co-author of over 300 peer-reviewed papers and publications, including eight textbooks and 20 law manuals. He is the president and co-founder of Applications of Psychology to Law, inc, an educational institution that applies psychological science to a legal issues and the study of law.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Principles

1 Introduction

2 Norms and Basic Statistics for Testing

3 Correlation and Regression

4 Reliability

5 Validity

6 Writing and Evaluating Test Items

7 Test Administration

Pt. II Applications

8 Interviewing Techniques

9 Theories of Intelligence and the Binet Scales

10 The Wechsler Intelligence Scales: WAIS-III, WISC-IV, and WPPSI-III

11 Testing in Education: Tests of Ability in Education and Special Education

12 Standardized Tests in Education, Civil Service and the Military

13 Applications in Clinical and Counseling Settings

14 Projective Personality Tests

15 Tests Based on Psychological Science and the New Age of Computers

16 Testing in Counseling Psychology

17 Testing in Health Psychology and Health Care

18 Testing in Industrial and Business Settings

Pt. III Issues

19 Test Bias

20 Testing in Forensic Settings

21 Ethics and the Future of Psychological Testing

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    This book was suggested by a review for Clinical Versus Statistical Prediction for a more modern take of psychological tests and measurements, as it is a commonly required for those studying psychometrics. I found that the text was simple to understand and informative without being overwhelming. I’d say that it even anticipates your questions as you read along, making it a very good resource.

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