For junior/senior level undergraduate courses in Psychological Testing / Assessment. Designed to teach students about the characteristics, objectives, and wide-ranging effects of psychological testing.
In addition to the breadth of coverage of traditional topics, the sixth edition of Psychological Testing provides detailed presentations on neuropsychological and geriatric assessment, the early uses and abuses of testing, assessment of learning disabilities, testing in special settings, race differences in IQ, and cheating on national group achievement tests. The author also describes and critiques the latest versions of the most widely used tests, examine the subtleties of the testing process, and explores the value-laden issues surrounding the wisdom of testing.
Surveys the characteristics, objectives, and effects of psychological testing, covering traditional topics such as norms, standardization, and test construction as well as the history of testing, the tester/testee relationship, and neuropsychological assessment. Chapters on tests in areas including intellectual achievement and industrial-organization, vocational, and personality testing include summaries plus key terms and concepts. Includes sources for tests. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)