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Psychological Testing

Psychological Testing

United States Edition
7th Edition

Anne Anastasi, Susana Urbina

Jan 1997, Hardback, 721 pages
ISBN13: 9780023030857
ISBN10: 0023030852
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Appropriate for undergraduate/graduate courses in psychological testing, tests and measurements, and test construction.

This classic, authoritative introduction to psychological testing is widely hailed for its broad coverage and ability to cover "graduate school" topics in terms that college freshmen can understand. It familiarizes students with the basics of test construction and prepares them to effectively evaluate different tests, choose tests for particular purposes and individual examines, and interpret scores properly.

I. FUNCTIONS AND ORIGINS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING.

1. Nature and Use of Psychological Tests.
2. Historical Antecedents of Modern Testing.

II. TECHNICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES.

3. Norms and the Meaning of Test Scores.
4. Reliability.
5. Validity: Basic Concepts.
6. Validity: Measurement and Interpretation.
7. Item Analysis.

III. ABILITY TESTING.

8. Individual Tests.
9. Tests for Special Populations.
10. Group Testing.
11. Nature of Intelligence.
12. Psychological Issues in Ability Testing.

IV. PERSONALITY TESTING.

13. Self-Report Personality Inventories.
14. Measuring Interests and Attitudes.
15. Projective Techniques.
16. Other Assessment Techniques.

V. APPLICATIONS OF TESTING.

17. Major Contexts of Current Test Use.
18. Ethical and Social Considerations in Testing.
Appendix A: Alphabetical Listing of Tests and Other Assessment Tools.
Appendix B: Addresses of Test Publishers, Distributors, and Test-Related Organizations.
References.
Acknowledgements.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

  • Includes simple explanations of some widely used current testing concepts and procedures, e.g.:
    • Computerized adaptive testing. Pg.___

    • Meta-analysis. Pg.___

    • Structural equation modeling. Pg.___

    • The use of confidence intervals in place of statistical significance. Pg.___

    • Cross-cultural testing. Pg.___

    • The application of factor analysis to the development and use of both ability and personality tests. Pg.___

  • A study guide written by Susana Urbina is also available with this text.