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.
Part I introduces concepts of psychological testing and discusses the impact of testing on society, and Part II examines principles of psychological measurement and techniques used to analyze tests. Part III discusses the development of tests, with particular attention to the domains of cognitive ability, interests, and personality. Part IV considers the use of tests to make important decisions about individuals. Coverage focuses on the most widely used or technically superior major classes of tests. Includes chapter summaries, key terms, and critical discussion boxes on controversial issues, applications, and different perspectives. Appendices present ethical principles, and review basic statistics. This fourth edition is reorganized and encompasses new developments in the field. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.