Psychological Testing: Principles, Applications, and Issues / Edition 4

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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.

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: 9780534263645
  • Publisher: Brooks/Cole
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Series: Psychology Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 724
  • Product dimensions: 7.59 (w) x 9.51 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 3
Ch. 2 Norms and Basic Statistics for Testing 28
Ch. 3 Correlation and Regression 64
Ch. 4 Reliability 98
Ch. 5 Validity 129
Ch. 6 Building a Test 151
Ch. 7 Selection and Decision Analysis 173
Ch. 8 Test Administration 193
Ch. 9 Interviewing Techniques 217
Ch. 10 Tests of Mental Ability: The Binet Scale 247
Ch. 11 The Wechsler Intelligence Scales 271
Ch. 12 Other Individual Tests of Ability 301
Ch. 13 Group Ability Tests: Intelligence, Achievement, and Aptitude 333
Ch. 14 Tests for Choosing Careers 368
Ch. 15 Structured Personality Tests 398
Ch. 16 Projective Personality Tests 435
Ch. 17 Alternatives to Traditional Psychological Tests 462
Ch. 18 Measures of Anxiety and Stress 486
Ch. 19 Testing in Health Care Settings 507
Ch. 20 Test Bias 535
Ch. 21 Testing and the Law 565
Ch. 22 The Future of Psychological Testing 605
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