Psychological Testing: Principles, Applications, and Issues / Edition 4by Robert M. Kaplan, Dennis P. Saccuzzo
Pub. Date: 08/28/1996
Easy-to-read and accessible, this book 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. As students read through the book, they get 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.
Students will get a very real sense 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.
Table of ContentsPART 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. Selection and Decision Analysis. 8. Test Administration. PART II: APPLICATIONS. 9. Interviewing Techniques. 10. Theories of Intelligence and the Binet Scale. 11. The Wechsler Intelligence Scales. 12. Other Individual Tests of Ability. 13. Group Ability Tests: Intelligence, Achievement, and Aptitude. 14. Tests for Choosing Careers. 15. Structured Personality Tests. 16. Projective Personality Tests. 17. Cognitive-Behavioral Assessment. 18. Testing in Health Psychology and Health Care. PART III: ISSUES. 19. Test Bias. 20. Testing and the Law. 21. The Future of Psychological Testing. APPENDICES. 1. Areas of a Standard Normal Distribution. 2. Publishers of Major Tests. 3. Critical Values of r for Two-Tailed Test. 4. Critical Values of t. 5. Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education.
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