Psychological Testing: History, Principles, and Applications, Fourth Edition

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The goal of this text is 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 fourth 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, examines the subtleties of the testing process, and explores the value-laden issues surrounding the wisdom of testing.

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In addition to the breadth of coverage of traditional topics, the fourth 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, examines the subtleties of the testing process, and explores the value-laden issues surrounding the wisdom of testing.

Highlights of the Fourth Edition:

  • Real-world case studies bring concepts to life for students.
  • Includes coverage of the new Stanford-Binet 5th edition intelligence test due out in September 2003.
  • Offers significant new coverage of testing deaf and hard of hearing, and updated coverage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Includes new information on assessment and the attitudes of moral and spiritual concepts, and a new section on ecological momentary assessment.

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