History, Principles, and Applications
|Format:||Paperback, 696 pages, International ed of Edition|
|Published In: ||United States, 15 March 2010|
For junior/senior level undergraduate courses in Psychological Testing / Assessment. Designed 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 sixth 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.
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface 1. Applications and Consequences of Psychological Testing 1A. The Nature and Uses of Psychological Tests 1B. Ethical and Social Implications of Testing 2. The History of Psychological Testing 2A. The Origins of Psychological Testing 2B. Early Testing in the United States 3. Norms and Reliability 3A. Norms and Test Standardization 3B. Concepts of Reliability 4. Validity and Test Development 4A. Basic Concepts of Validity 4B. Test Construction 5. Theories and Individual Tests of Intelligence and Achievement 5A: Theories of Intelligence and Factor Analysis 5B. Individual Tests and Intelligence and Achievement 6. Group Tests and Controversies 6A: GroupTests of Ability and Related Concepts 6B. Test Bias and Other Controversies 7. Testing Special Populations 7A. Infant and Preschool Assessment 7B. Testing Persons with Disabilities 8. Origins of Personality Test 8A. Theories of Personality and Projective Techniques 8B. Self Report and Behavioral Assessment of Psychopathology 9. Assessment of Normality and Human Strengths 9A. Assessment within the Normal Spectrum 9B. Positive Psychological Assessment 10. Neuropsychological and Assessment and Screening 10A. A Primer of Neurobiological Concepts 10B. Neuropsychological Tests, Batteries, and Screening Tools 11. Industrial, Occupational and Forensic Assessment 11A. Industrial and Organizational Assessment 11B. Forensic Applications of Assessment 12. Legal Issues and the Future of Testing 12A. Psychological Testing and the Law 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.
About the Author
Robert Gregory earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Minnesota where he absorbed a healthy respect for the value of empiricism in psychological testing. He taught at the University of Idaho for 23 years where he also developed a private practice in assessment. In his practice, he specialized in the evaluation of intellectual disability and cognitive impairment. His academic research centers on assessment topics such as subtle cognitive differences in left-handers, the impact of subclinical lead exposure on intelligence, the psychometric qualities of a wide variety of cognitive and personality tests, and meta-analysis. He has taught psychological assessment for almost 40 years. He has been professor of psychology at Wheaton College (Illinois) for fifteen years, including six years as department chair, and five years as director of their doctoral program (Psy.D.) in clinical psychology.
|Publisher: ||Pearson Education (US)|
|Dimensions: ||22.0 x 19.0 x 3.0 centimeters (1.12 kg)|