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Psychological Testing And Assessment

Format:  Hardcover,

535 pages

Publisher: Pearson College Div

Publish Date: Sep 2005

ISBN-13: 9780205457427

ISBN-10: 0205457428

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A proven classic in the field, this edition of "Psychological Testing and Assessment "features new co-author Gary Groth-Marnat. Building on Aiken's strong foundation, this edition has been thoroughly updated, offering extensive coverage of new tests, inventories, and scales, the methods used in constructing these psychometric instruments, and the application of them.

Greater integration of chapters, enhanced student activities, more opportunities to increase depth through web-based resources, new editions of various tests, greater emphasis on applied aspects of assessment, and revisions in the content and format of college entrance examinations drive Aiken and Groth-Marnat's twelfth edition. Substantial attention has also been given to neuropsychological assessment, adaptive testing, item response theory, the use of computers in psychological testing, and applications of tests in various contexts.

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Publisher: Pearson College Div
Publish Date: Sep 2005
ISBN-13: 9780205457427
ISBN-10: 0205457428
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 535
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.0 x 9.25 x 1.25

Chapter outline

Preface
Assessment Methods and Practices
Psychological Testing in Perspective
Historical Overview
Testing as a Profession
Test Standards and Ethics
Test Design and Construction
Planning a Test
Preparing Test Items
Assembling and Reproducing a Test
Oral Testing
Performance Testing
Test Administration and Scoring
Test Administration
Test Scoring
Item Analysis and Norms
Item Analysis
Standardization, Norms, and Equating
Reliability and Validity
Reliability
Validity
Using Tests in Personnel Decision Making
Assessment of Abilities
Standardized Achievement Tests
Foundations of Achievement Testing
Achievement Test Batteries
Achievement Tests in Specific Areas
Intelligence Tests and Distribution
History and Terminology
Individually-Administered Tests
Group-Administered Intelligence Tests
Distribution and Classification of Intelligence
Research and Theories on Intelligence
Age Changes in Intelligence
Other Demographic Variables
Biological Factors and Cognitive Abilities
Theories of Intelligence
Special Abilities
Concepts and Characteristics
Sensory-Perceptual and Psychomotor Skills Tests
Mechanical Ability
Clerical and Computer-Related Abilities
Artistic, Musical, and Other Creative Abilities
Multiple-Aptitude Batteries
Prospects for Tests of Cognitive Abilities
Assessment of Personality and Preferences
Interests, Attitudes, and Values
Interests and Interest Measurement
The Strong and Kuder Inventories
Other General- and Special-Purpose Interest Inventories
Using Interest Inventories in Counseling
Measurement of Attitudes
Measurement of Values
Personality Theories, Observations, Interviews, and Ratings
Foundations of Personality Assessment
Observations
Interviews
Rating Scales and Checklists
Behavior Analysis and Assessment
Personality Inventories and Projective Techniques
Personality Inventories
Projective Techniques
Physiological, Perceptual, and Cognitive Measures
Applications and Issues
Psychological Assessment in Applied Settings
Assessment in Educational Contexts
Assessment of Consumer Behavior
Assessment in Clinical Contexts
Assessment in Health and Legal Contexts
Environmental Assessment
Criticisms and Issues
Nature and Consequences of Criticism of Testing
College Entrance Examinations
Other Issues in Educational Testing
Employment Testing and Bias
Issues in Personality Assessment
Measurement and Statistics
Scales of Measurement
Frequency Distributions
Measures of Central Tendency
Percentiles, Deciles, and Quartiles
Measures of Variability
Correlation and Simple Linear Regression
Multiple Regression and Factor Analysis
Areas under the Normal Curve
Commercial Suppliers of Psychological and Educational Assessment Materials
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Book description

A proven classic in the field, this edition of Psychological Testing and Assessment features new co-author Gary Groth-Marnat. Building on Aiken’s strong foundation, this edition has been thoroughly updated, offering extensive coverage of new tests, inventories, and scales, the methods used in constructing these psychometric instruments, and the application of them.

Greater integration of chapters, enhanced student activities, more opportunities to increase depth through web-based resources, new editions of various tests, greater emphasis on applied aspects of assessment, and revisions in the content and format of college entrance examinations drive Aiken and Groth-Marnat’s twelfth edition. Substantial attention has also been given to neuropsychological assessment, adaptive testing, item response theory, the use of computers in psychological testing, and applications of tests in various contexts.

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