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I. INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING.

1. Tests and Measurements.
2. Defining and Measuring Psychological Attributes: Ability, Interests, and Personality.
3. Testing and Society.

II. PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT.

4. Basic Concepts in Measurement and Statistics.
5. Scales, Transformations, and Norms.
6. Reliability: The Consistency of Test Scores.
7. Using and Interpreting Information about Test Reliability.
8. Validity of Measurement: Content and Construct-Oriented Validation Strategies.
9. Validity for Decisions: Criterion-Related Validity.
10. Item Analysis.

III. DEVELOPING MEASURES OF ABILITY, INTERESTS, AND PERSONALITY.

11. The Process of Test Development.
12. Computerized Test Administration and Interpretation.
13. Ability Testing: Individual Tests.
14. Ability Testing: Group Tests.
15. Issues in Ability Testing.
16. Interest Testing.
17. Personality Testing.

IV. USING TESTS TO MAKE DECISIONS.

18. Tests and Educational Decisions.
19. Psychological Measurement in Industry.
20. Diagnostic Testing: Clinical Applications.
21. Issues in Multi-Method Assessment.
Appendix: Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.
References.
Author Index.
Subject Index.

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Focuses on the use of psychological tests to make important decisions about individuals in a variety of settings. This text explores the theory, methods, and applications of psychological testing. It gives a full and fair evaluation of the advantages and drawbacks of psychological testing in general, and selected tests in particular.

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