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Titel:   Psychological Testing:History, Principles, and Applications: International Edition
Reihe:   Prentice Hall
Autor:   Robert J. Gregory
Verlag:   Pearson
Einband:   Softcover
Auflage:   5
Sprache:   Englisch
Seiten:   720
Erschienen:   Juli 2006
ISBN13:   9780205504664
ISBN10:   0-20550-466-3
Status:   Der Titel ist leider nicht mehr lieferbar. Sorry, This title is no longer available. Malheureusement ce titre est épuisé.
 
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Psychological Testing:History, Principles, and Applications: International Edition

Description

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 fifth 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, examine the subtleties of the testing process, and explores the value-laden issues surrounding the wisdom of testing.

Features

  • The text is divided into 12 chapters and 24 modular topics, making it easier for students to grasp complex ideas. This organization also allows professors to tailor the book to fit an individualized syllabus.
  • The extensive glossary and appendices for locating tests enable students to acquire additional information.
  • “The History of Psychological Testing” (Ch. 1) and “Major Landmarks in the History of Psychological Testing” (Appendix A) give students a broad overview of the field.
  • Because of its growing importance as a major application of psychological testing, neuropsychological assessment is discussed in detail.
  • Real-world case studies bring concepts to life for students.
  • Coverage of the new editions of mainstream tests are included, e.g., Stanford-Binet 5th edition, WISC-IV, KABC-II, KBIT-2 (Ch. 5).
  • Assessment and the Attitudes of Moral and Spiritual Concepts have been added (Ch. 12).
  • Updated references throughout.
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New to this Edition

  • By reducing the number of chapters, topic length has been extended an average of 25 percent.
  • Importance of ethical and social issues in testing is emphasized by putting this well up front in Chapter 1, Applications and Consequences of Testing.
  • Coverage of history (Ch. 2) expanded slightly to include discussion of phrenology, B.F. Skinner's “verbal summator” and Howard Knox and the invention of nonverbal tests.
  • Updated section on the Criterion-referenced testing (Ch. 2).
  • The section on Item Response Theory (Ch. 3) has been substantially expanded to reflect its importance.
  • Coverage of the psychometric concepts of sensitivity and specificity has been added to Ch. 4 on Validity.
  • Coverage of Cattell-Horn-Carroll theory of intelligence-the most widely validated theory of intelligence-has been added (Ch. 5)
  • A section on the new SAT, just begun in 2005, has been added (Ch. 6)
  • The widely used and highly respected Inventory for Client and Agency Planning (ICAP) has been added to the chapter on testing special populations (Ch. 7)
  • Significant new coverage on testing deaf and hard of hearing; also, updated coverage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (Ch. 7).
  • The section on Behavioral and Observational Assessment (Topic 9B) has been greatly expanded to include structured interview schedules (e.g., SADS, SCID-I and -II), systematic direct observation, and analogue behavioral assessment.
  • The section on a primer of neurobiological concepts (Topic 10A) has been completely rewritten so that it provides a “systems” view (attention, memory, vision, motor/coordination, language, executive functions) rather than the previous “lobe by lobe” view.
  • The coverage of forensic applications (Topic 11B) has been significantly expanded to include the widely used Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised and phallometry as an assessment tool.
  • A new topic, Legal Issues in Testing (Topic 12A) has been added.
  • New section on Ecological Momentary Assessment-real-time measurement of real-world experience (Ch. 14).
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Table of Contents

Preface

I. NATURE, HISTORY, AND CONSEQUENCES OF TESTING

1. Applications and Consequences of Psychological Testing

1A. The Nature and Uses of Psychological Tests

1B. Ethical and Social Implications of Testing [15B, part of 8B]

2. A Brief History of Psychological Testing

2A. The Origins of Psychological Testing [previous 1A]

2B. Early Testing in the United States [previous 1B]

II. TECHNICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES

3. Reliability and Test Standardization

3A. Norms and Test Standardization

3B. Concepts of Reliability

4. Validity and Test Development

4A. Basic Concepts of Validity

4B. Test Construction and Item Response Theory

III. ABILITY TESTING

5. Theories and the Nature of Intelligence

5A: Theories of Intelligence 5A

5B. Nature and Consequences of Intelligence

6. Cognitive Tests: Intelligence, Achievement and Aptitude

6A: Individual Tests of Intelligence

6B. Group Tests of Ability and Related Concepts [combines 6B, 8A, 8B]

7. Testing Special Populations

7A. Infant and Preschool Assessment [includes parts of 10A, 5B]

7B. Testing Persons with Disabilities

IV. PERSONALITY TESTING AND ASSESSMENT

8. Origins of Personality Test

8A. Theories and the Measurement of Personality

8B. Projective Techniques

9. Structured Personality Assessment

9A. Self-Report Inventories [parts of 12B included here]

9B. Behavioral and Observational Assessment

V. SPECIAL TOPICS IN TESTING

10. Neuropsychological and Medical Applications

10A. A Primer of Neurobiological Concepts

10B. Neuropsychological and Medical Assessment

11. Assessment in Employment and Forensic Settings

11A. Employment and Vocational Assessment

11B. Forensic Applications of Assessment

12. Legal Issues and the Future of Testing

12A. Legal Issues in Testing

12B. Computerized Assessment and the Future of Testing

Appendices

Appendix A. Major Landmarks in History of Psychological Testing

Appendix B. Test Publisher Addresses

Appendix C. Major Tests and Their Publishers

Appendix D. Standard Scores, etc.

Appendix E. Sources of Information on Tests [New]

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Back Cover

The goal of Psychological Testing 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 fifth edition features new 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 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.

 

Other Highlights of the Fifth Edition

  • Chapter 2, “The History of Psychological Testing,” and Appendix A, “Major Landmarks in the History of Psychological Testing,” give students a broad overview of the field.
  • The importance of ethical and social issues in testing is emphasized in Chapter 1, “Applications and Consequences of Testing.”
  • Real-world case studies bring concepts to life for students.
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