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, 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. 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 stereotype threat, bias, laws, and ethics. 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, while "Technical Example" boxes help you understand complex statistical concepts.
2. Norms and Basic Statistics for Testing.
3. Correlation and Regression.
6. Writing and Evaluating Test Items.
7. Test Administration.
Part 2. APPLICATIONS.
8. Interviewing Techniques.
9. Theories of Intelligence and the Binet Scales.
10. The Wechsler Intelligence Scales: WAIS-IV, WISC-IV, and WPPSI-IV.
11. Tests for Infants, Disabilities, and Special Populations.
12. Standardized Tests in Education, Civil Service, and the Military.
13. Applications in Clinical and Counseling Settings.
14. Projective Personality Tests.
15. Computers and Basic Psychological Science in Testing.
16. Testing in Counseling Psychology.
17. Testing in Health Psychology and Health Care.
18. Testing in Industrial and Business Settings.
Part 3. ISSUES.
19. Test Bias.
20. Testing and the Law.
21. The Future of Psychological Testing.