Psychological Testing: History, Principles, and Applications

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Pearson/A and B, 2004 - Psychology - 694 pages
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The goal of this text is to teach students about the characteristics, objectives, and wide-ranging effects of psychological testing. In addition to the breadth of coverage of traditional topics, the fourth edition of Psychological Testing provides detailed presentations on neuropsychological and geriatric assessment, the early uses and abuses of testing, assessment of learning disabilities, testing in special settings, race differences in IQ, and cheating on national group achievement tests. The author also describes and critiques the latest versions of the most widely used tests, examines the subtleties of the testing process, and explores the value-laden issues surrounding the wisdom of testing. - Significant new coverage on testing deaf and hard of hearing; also, updated coverage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (Chapter 7). - Assessment and the Attitudes of Moral and Spiritual Concepts has been added (Chapter 12). - New section on Ecological Momentary Assessment - real time measurement of real world experience (chapter 14) - Updated references throughout. - The text is divided into 15 chapters and 30 modular topics, making it easier for students to grasp complex ideas. -

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Oh my. This book was a BEAST to read. The only reason it is receiving 2, and not 1 star is that the last chapters were actually somewhat interesting, discussing the legal ramifications of testing ... Read full review


The History of Psychological Testing
The History of Psychological Testing
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Gregory is a senior appellate attorney in the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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