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
Table Of Contents
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.
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.