Psychological Testing

Psychological Testing : An Introduction

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B> Unique in both perspective and approach, this book exposes readers to the entire panorama of psychological testing — covering all major classic and contemporary topics — but without overwhelming detail. Comprehensive — but not encyclopedic — and cross-culturally relevant, it conveys in exceptionally clear language the excitement associated with psychological testing, and teaches basic principles through concrete interconnected examples. Focusing on “testing the individual” rather than on testing in general and specific formulas, it is both academic and applied in perspective — reflecting the author's varied experience in industry, in a counseling center, and in other service oriented settings, and extensive academic training in clinical psychology. Addresses basic issues regarding The Nature of Tests; Test Construction, Administration, and Interpretation; and Reliability and Validity. Considers the various dimensions of testing: Personality; Cognition; Attitudes, Values, and Interests; Psychopathology; Normal Positive Functioning. Details the applications of testing with a variety of populations: Special Children; The Elderly; Testing in a Cross-Cultural Context; Disability and Rehabilitation. Discusses the various settings of testing: Testing in the Schools; Occupational Settings; and Clinical and Forensic Settings. Presents the current challenges to testing: The Issue of Faking; The Role of Computers; and Testing Behavior and Environments. Outlines the History of Testing. For anyone interested in psychological testing in a broad range ofshow more

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