Psychological Testing: Principles, Applications, and Issues

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Cengage Learning, Aug 20, 2008 - Psychology - 752 pages
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Co-authors Kaplan and Saccuzzo's engaging, thorough text demonstrates how psychological tests are constructed and used, both in a professional setting and in everyday lives. PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING: PRINCIPLES, APPLICATIONS, AND ISSUES, SEVENTH EDITION is organized into three parts for instructor convenience. Part I focuses on the core concepts that affect the evaluation of all tests. Part II discusses the major types of psychological tests, while Part III looks at present-day issues affecting testing such as bias, laws and ethics. Chapters are independent enough to allow instructors to structure their class to achieve course objectives. The text features a multitude of test profiles and sample items, demonstrating how psychological testing is used and reported. Real-life case studies demonstrate the uses and misuses of psychological testing, helping to maximize student interest. Technical Example boxes explain complex statistical concepts in detail to ensure students are fully grasping the concepts. PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING: PRINCIPLES, APPLICATIONS, AND ISSUES, SEVENTH EDITION features the fundamentals of psychological testing, their important applications, and the controversies that emerge from those applications in the clinical, education, industrial and legal settings.
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Contents

Norms and Basic Statistics for Testing
25
Correlation and Regression
65
Reliability
101
Validity
133
Writing and Evaluating Test Items
157
Test Administration
185
Interviewing Techniques
201
Theories of Intelligence and the Binet Scales
229
Testing in Health Psychology and Health Care
451
Testing in Industrial and Business Settings
483
Test Bias
511
Testing and the Law
545
Ethics and the Future of Psychological Testing
585
Areas of a Standard Normal Distribution
605
Critical Values of r for α 05 and α 01 TwoTailed Test
609
Critical Values of t
610

The Wechsler Intelligence Scales WAISIII WISCIV and WPPSIIII
249
Other Individual Tests of Ability in Education and Special Education
273
Standardized Tests in Education Civil Service and the Military
303
Applications in Clinical and Counseling Settings
333
Projective Personality Tests
373
Computers and Basic Psychological Science in Testing
403
Testing in Counseling Psychology
433
Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education
612
GLOSSARY
617
REFERENCES
622
NAME INDEX
689
SUBJECT INDEX
703
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

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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