Testing, Measurement, Assessment
Mastering Modern Psychological Testing: Theory & Methods presents quality written research in a thorough and comprehensive manner that allows students to master the material.
This text provides a comprehensive introduction to psychological assessment and covers areas not typically addressed in existing test and measurements texts such as neuropsychological assessment and the use of tests in forensics settings.
“Mastering Modern Psychological Testing” addresses special topics in psychological testing and includes special material on test development written by a leading test developer as well as relevant examples. The book is designed for undergraduate courses in Psychological Testing / Assessment / Testing Theory & Methods.
Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:
- Understand what constitutes a psychological test, how tests are developed, how they are best used, and how to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses
- Recognize the development process and how the psychometric properties of tests are constructed so they have the generalized knowledge to always learn about any test
- Engage in areas of testing that represent different approaches to measuring different psychological constructs
- Understand the difficult and demanding area of how tests are applied and interpreted across cultures within the United States
- Instructional Level - This text recaptures the spirit and instructional level of classic psychometric textbooks such as Anne Anastasi’s Psychological Testing and Lee Cronbach’s Essentials of Psychological Testing.
- Examples - This text contains contemporary examples from test manuals illustrating how technical information (e.g., reliability, validity) on tests is reported to test users.
- Comprehensive - This text provides a comprehensive introduction to psychological assessment and covers areas not typically addressed in existing test and measurements texts such as neuropsychological assessment and the use of tests in forensics settings.
- Special Topics - This text covers special topics in psychological testing such as test bias, assessment accommodations, and ethical issues in testing that are essential in developing a thorough understanding on the field.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Psychological Testing: Why We Do It and What It Is
Chapter 2: The Basics Statistics of Measurement
Chapter 3: The Meaning of Test Scores
Chapter 4: Reliability
Chapter 5: Validity
Chapter 6: Item Development
Chapter 7: Item Analysis: Methods for Fitting the Right Items to the Right Test
Chapter 8: Achievement Tests in the Era of High-Stakes Assessment
Chapter 9: Assessment of Intelligence
Chapter 10: Assessment of Personality
Chapter 11: Behavioral Assessment
Chapter 12: Employment and Vocational Testing
Chapter 13: Neuropsychological Testing
Chapter 14: Forensic Applications of Psychological Assessment
Chapter 15: The Problem of Bias in Psychological Assessment
Chapter 16: Assessment Accommodations
Chapter 17: How to Develop a Psychological Test: A Practical Approach
Chapter 18: Best Practices: Legal and Ethical Issues