Psychological Testing: Principles, Applications, and Issues

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Author: Robert M. Kaplan,Dennis P. Saccuzzo

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337517062

Category: Education

Page: 752

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PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING: PRINCIPLES, APPLICATIONS, AND ISSUES, Ninth Edition explains the fundamentals of psychological testing, their important applications, and the controversies that emerge from those applications in clinical, education, industrial, medical, and legal settings. Kaplan and Saccuzzo's engaging and thorough text demonstrates how psychological tests are constructed and used, both in a professional setting and in everyday lives. It explains core concepts that affect the evaluation of all tests, major types of psychological tests, and current issues affecting testing such as stereotype threat, bias, laws, and ethics. Chapters are independent enough to allow instructors to structure their class to achieve course objectives. Test profiles and sample items illustrate how psychological testing is used and reported. Case studies demonstrate the uses and misuses of psychological testing, while technical examples assist students in grasping complex statistical concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Student Workbook for Kaplan/Saccuzzo S Psychological Testing: Principles, Applications, and Issues, 8th

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Author: Robert M. Kaplan,Dennis P. Saccuzzo

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781133492078

Category: Education

Page: 370

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More than a traditional study guide, the Student Workbook--written by Katherine Nicolai of Rockhurst University--truly helps students understand the connections between abstract measurement concepts and the development, evaluation, selection, and use of psychological tests in the real world. Interesting hands-on exercises and assignments include case studies to critique, test profiles to interpret, and studies on the psychometric properties of tests to evaluate. Chapter outlines and practice multiple-choice quizzes are also included. A three-ring binder format allows students to keep other course notes and handouts. Students will discover that the Student Workbook will help them organize their study of Kaplan and Saccuzzo's text and excel on course exams, assignments, and projects.

Psychological Testing

History, Principles and Applications

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Author: Robert J. Gregory

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134002865

Category: Psychology

Page: 648

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REVEL™ for Psychological Testing: History, Principles, and Applications establishes a solid foundation of knowledge about psychological testing, a practice that impacts virtually every corner of modern life — from education to vocation to remediation. Covering all variations of testing and exploring social issues that are raised by testing, author Robert Gregory provides readers extensive knowledge about the characteristics, objectives, and wide-ranging effects of psychological testing. REVEL is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, REVEL offers an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. Enlivening course content with media interactives and assessments, REVEL empowers educators to increase engagement with the course, and to better connect with students. NOTE: REVEL is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone REVEL access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use REVEL.

Psychological Testing

Principles, Applications, and Issues

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Author: Robert M. Kaplan

Publisher: Brooks/Cole

ISBN: 9780534263645

Category: Psikolojik testler

Page: 724

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Dealing exclusively with psychological tests, this work shows how such tests are constructed and how they are used. Aimed at students, the book makes use of informal discussions and contains real-life examples.

Psychological Testing

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Author: Robert Malcolm Kaplan,Dennis P. Saccuzzo

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133492559

Category: Psychological tests

Page: 752

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PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT AND THEORY: CREATING AND USING PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, 8E, International Edition explains the fundamentals of psychological testing, their important applications, and the controversies that emerge from those applications in clinical, education, industrial, and legal settings. Robert M. Kaplan and Dennis P. Saccuzzo's engaging and thorough text demonstrates how psychological tests are constructed and used, both in a professional setting and in everyday lives. Part I focuses on the core concepts that affect the evaluation of all tests. Part II discusses the major types of psychological tests, while Part III looks at present-day issues affecting testing such as bias, laws, and ethics. Chapters are independent enough to allow instructors to structure their class to achieve course objectives. A multitude of test profiles and sample items illustrate how psychological testing is used and reported. Real-life case studies demonstrate the uses and misuses of psychological testing, helping to maximize student interest, while "Technical Example" boxes assist students in grasping complex statistical concepts.

Psychometrics and Psychological Assessment

Principles and Applications

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Author: Carina Coulacoglou,Donald H. Saklofske

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128024909

Category: Education

Page: 500

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Psychometrics and Psychological Assessment: Principles and Applications reports on contemporary perspectives and models on psychological assessment and their corresponding measures. It highlights topics relevant to clinical and neuropsychological domains, including cognitive abilities, adaptive behavior, temperament, and psychopathology.Moreover, the book examines a series of standard as well as novel methods and instruments, along with their psychometric properties, recent meta-analytic studies, and their cross-cultural applications. Discusses psychometric issues and empirical studies that speak to same Explores the family context in relation to children’s behavioral outcomes Features major personality measures as well as their cross cultural variations Identifies the importance of coping and resilience in assessing personality and psychopathology Examines precursors of aggression and violence for prediction and prevention

Psychological Testing

Principles and Applications

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Author: Kevin R. Murphy,Charles O. Davidshofer

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131891722

Category: Psychology

Page: 613

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This book focuses on the use of psychological tests to make important decisions about individuals in a variety of settings. It explores the theory, methods, and applications of psychological testing, and gives a full and fair evaluation of the advantages and drawbacks of psychological testing in general, and selected tests in particular. A four-part organization provides an introduction to psychological testing; covers the principles of psychological measurement, discusses the development of measures of ability, interests, and personality; and shows how tests are used to make decisions. For those who create and evaluate psychological testing and measurement.

Contemporary Clinical Psychology

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Author: Thomas G. Plante

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470872116

Category: Psychology

Page: 624

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A realistic and contemporary portrayal of the dynamic field of clinical psychology Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the most current topics professionals will face in clinical practice, the Third Edition takes an integrative biopsychosocial approach throughout and features: New coverage of innovations in psychotherapy and their implications for interventions, changing populations, and assessment Up-to-date discussion of empirically supported treatments, technology-assisted treatments such as Web-based interventions, and new cognitive behavior treatments such as ACT Insights into prevention, ethics, evidence-based treatments, and confidentiality laws and regulations including HIPAA Case studies detailing the theoretical conceptualization, assessment, and treatment of clients Chapter-ending Big Picture synopses and lists of key points and terms, as well as unique Real Students, Real Questions sections featuring actual questions asked by clinical psychology students Firsthand career advice from a diverse group of mental health professionals Current and future trends, plus a step-by-step road map that covers all aspects of becoming a clinical psychologist This broad-spectrum overview of the art and science of clinical psychology explores many different perspectives in many different settings. Author Thomas Plante draws from his own experience as a practicing clinician and college professor to reveal how science and application function together in the day-to-day practice of psychology.

Evolutionary Psychology: Neuroscience Perspectives concerning Human Behavior and Experience

Neuroscience Perspectives Concerning Human Behavior and Experience

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Author: William J. Ray

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412995892

Category: Psychology

Page: 512

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This book brings together current perspectives concerning the manner in which human mind, behavior and experience evolved. In addition to the traditional psychological literature, it draws from work in the cognitive and affective neurosciences, ethology, and genetics. The focus will be on a unification and integration of evolutionary understandings within a broader consideration.

Contemporary Intellectual Assessment

Theories, Tests, and Issues

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Author: Dawn P. Flanagan,Patti L. Harrison

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609189957

Category: Psychology

Page: 926

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In one volume, this authoritative reference presents a current, comprehensive overview of intellectual and cognitive assessment, with a focus on practical applications. Leaders in the field describe major theories of intelligence and provide the knowledge needed to use the latest measures of cognitive abilities with individuals of all ages, from toddlers to adults. Evidence-based approaches to test interpretation, and their relevance for intervention, are described. The book addresses critical issues in assessing particular populations?including culturally and linguistically diverse students, gifted students, and those with learning difficulties and disabilities?in today's educational settings. New to This Edition *Incorporates major research advances and legislative and policy changes. *Covers recent test revisions plus additional tests: the NEPSY-II and the Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability. *Expanded coverage of specific populations: chapters on autism spectrum disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, sensory and physical disabilities and traumatic brain injury, and intellectual disabilities. *Chapters on neuropsychological approaches, assessment of executive functions, and multi-tiered service delivery models in schools.

Health Psychology: An Introduction to Behavior and Health

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Author: Linda Brannon,Jess Feist,John A. Updegraff

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337515752

Category: Medical

Page: 544

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For over 20 years, HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIOR AND HEALTH has remained a leader in the field for its scholarship, strong and current research base, and balanced coverage of the cognitive, behavioral, and biological approaches to health psychology. Appreciated by instructors -- and accessible and appealing to a wide-range of students, including non-majors -- this classic text features a concise writing style, ample pedagogy, and numerous visuals. This edition is updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, and includes many new real-world examples selected for their interest and relevance to today's students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Abnormal Child Psychology

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Author: Eric J Mash,David A Wolfe

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305445767

Category: Psychology

Page: 656

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Through a thoughtful and accurate balance of developmental, clinical-diagnostic, and experimental approaches to child and adolescent psychopathology, Eric Mash and David Wolfe's ABNORMAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY remains the most authoritative, scholarly, and comprehensive book in its market. This edition has been organized and updated to reflect DSM-5 categories, as well as dimensional approaches to classification and evidence-based assessment and treatment. Accessible to a broad range of readers, the book traces the developmental course of each disorder. It also shows how child psychopathology involves biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors interacting with a child's environment. Case histories, case examples, and first-person accounts are at the heart of the text, illustrating the categorical and dimensional approaches used to describe disorders and bringing life to the theories discussed. The authors also consistently illustrate how troubled children behave in their natural settings: homes, schools, and communities. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Foundations of Psychological Testing

A Practical Approach

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Author: Leslie A. Miller,Robert L. Lovler

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483369277

Category: Psychology

Page: 640

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Offering a clear introduction to the basics of psychological testing as well as to psychometrics and statistics, Foundations of Psychological Testing: A Practical Approach, Fifth Edition by Leslie A. Miller and Robert L. Lovler is a practical book that includes discussion of foundational concepts and issues, using real-life examples and situations that students will easily recognize, relate to, and find interesting. A variety of pedagogical tools further the conceptual understanding needed for effective use of tests and test scores. Now aligned with the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, the Fifth Edition offers new and expanded content throughout.

Writing Psychological Reports

A Guide for Clinicians

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Author: Greg J. Wolber,William F. Carne

Publisher: Professional Resource Exchange Incorporated

ISBN: 9781568870762

Category: Psychology

Page: 143

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This new second edition brings the same refreshing matter-of-fact guidance that made the first edition so popular with both students and professionals. Although the suggested format for psychological evaluations remains essentially the same, the authors have updated and expanded several sections within that format to enhance the quality of the evaluation report. A new section, Notification of Purpose and Limits of Confidentiality, has been added and new material on background information and the use of collateral information has been included. New examples have been added to supplement and clarify the text and a new example of a full report is presented. The Recommendations section has also been modified to incorporate specific strengths and problem areas. This book offers a wealth of descriptive information, organizing questions, guidelines, and other strategic information to make your written report as clear, comprehensive, and error free as possible.

Principles and Applications of Assessment in Counseling

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Author: Susan C. Whiston

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856031

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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This comprehensive introduction to assessment, created specifically for counseling students, presents mathematical and statistical concepts in a simple and useful manner. The book stresses the importance of counselors being good consumers of assessment tools, helping them avoid misusing tools in manners that can be harmful to clients. Updated throughout, PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS OF ASSESSMENT IN COUNSELING, 5th Edition includes material on the DSM-5 and corresponds to the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing as well as to the 2016 CACREP Standards. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Assessment with the WAIS-IV

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Author: Jerome M. Sattler,Joseph J. Ryan

Publisher: Jerome M Sattler Publisher

ISBN: 0970267177

Category: Intelligence tests

Page: 321

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"Assessment with the WAIS-IV is designed as both a teaching text and a reference source for students and professionals. The text provides an in-depth analysis of a major instrument useful for the cognitive assessment of older adolescents and adults."--Preface.

An Introduction to Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics

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Author: Keith Coaley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473904307

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

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In An Introduction to Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics, Keith Coaley outlines the key ingredients of psychological assessment, providing case studies to illustrate their application, making it an ideal textbook for courses on psychometrics or psychological assessment. New to the Second Edition: Includes occupational and educational settings Covers ethical and professional issues with a strong practical focus Case study material related to work selection settings End of chapter self-assessments to facilitate students’ progress Compliant with the latest BPS Certificate of Testing curriculum Electronic inspection copies are available for instructors.