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
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