New Developments in Psychological Testing

Although Chapman and Chapman ( 1978 ) suggested several test properties had characteristic effects on discriminating power , it was not known how such test properties worked together to influence on discriminating power .

Author: Robert A. Degregorio

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1600217028

Category: Psychology

Page: 222

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Psychological testing has grown exponentially as technological advances have permitted it to and societal complexities have necessitated it's growth. This book presents the research in this field.

Psychological Testing

A reflection of their criticality was the development of the Standards for educational and psychological tests (see ... psychological testing is a part of our everyday life, and a number of recent advances, from the development of more ...

Author: George Domino

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139455145

Category: Psychology


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This book is an introductory text to the field of psychological testing primarily suitable for undergraduate students in psychology, education, business, and related fields. This book will also be of interest to graduate students who have not had a prior exposure to psychological testing and to professionals such as lawyers who need to consult a useful source. Psychological Testing is clearly written, well-organized, comprehensive, and replete with illustrative materials. In addition to the basic topics, the text covers in detail topics that are often neglected by other texts such as cross-cultural testing, the issue of faking tests, the impact of computers and the use of tests to assess positive behaviors such as creativity.

Psychometrics and Psychological Assessment

Factorial invariance: historical perspectives and new problems. In R. Cudeck, & R. C. MacCallum (Eds.), Factor analysis at 100: Historical developments and future directions (pp. 131–152). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Author: Carina Coulacoglou

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128024904

Category: Education

Page: 500

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Psychometrics and Psychological Assessment: Principles and Applications reports on contemporary perspectives and models on psychological assessment and their corresponding measures. It highlights topics relevant to clinical and neuropsychological domains, including cognitive abilities, adaptive behavior, temperament, and psychopathology.Moreover, the book examines a series of standard as well as novel methods and instruments, along with their psychometric properties, recent meta-analytic studies, and their cross-cultural applications. Discusses psychometric issues and empirical studies that speak to same Explores the family context in relation to children’s behavioral outcomes Features major personality measures as well as their cross cultural variations Identifies the importance of coping and resilience in assessing personality and psychopathology Examines precursors of aggression and violence for prediction and prevention

Handbook of Psychological Testing

Assessment Centres. 401420 in Herriot, P. (1989). Fenichel, O.(1945).The PsychoanalyticTheory of Neurosis.New York,Norton. Ferguson, G.A. (1949). On the theory of test development. Psychometrika, 14, 6168. Fischer, G.(1995).

Author: Paul Kline

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317798040

Category: Psychology

Page: 1092

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Since publication in its first edition the Handbook of Psychological Testing has become the standard text for organisational and educational psychologists. It offers the only comprehensicve, modern and clear account of the whole of the field of psychometrics. It covers psychometric theory, the different kinds of psychological test, applied psychological testing, and the evaluation of the best published psychological tests. It is outstanding for its detailed and complete coverage of the field, its clarity (even for the non-mathematical) and its emphasis on the practical application of psychometric theory in psychology and education, as well as in vocational, occupational and clinical fields. For this second edition the Handbook has been extensively revised and updated to include the latest research and thinking in the field. Unlike other work in this area, it challenges the scientific rigour of conventional psychometrics and identifies groundbreaking new ways forward.

Clinical Assessment of Malingering and Deception Fourth Edition

Journal of Clinical Psychology, 54, 621–628. Posthuma, A. (2016). Current and new developments in psychological testing for child custody disputes. In M. L. Goldstein (Ed.), Handbook of child custody (pp. 67–84). Zurich: Springer.

Author: Richard Rogers

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462544189

Category: Law

Page: 673

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"Widely used by practitioners, researchers, and students--and now thoroughly revised with 70% new material--this is the most authoritative, comprehensive book on malingering and related response styles. Leading experts translate state-of-the-art research into clear, usable strategies for detecting deception in a wide range of psychological and psychiatric assessment contexts, including forensic settings. The book examines dissimulation across multiple domains: mental disorders, cognitive impairments, and medical complaints. It describes and critically evaluates evidence-based applications of multiscale inventories, other psychological measures, and specialized methods. Applications are discussed for specific populations, such as sex offenders, children and adolescents, and law enforcement personnel. Key Words/Subject Areas: malingering, deception, deceptive, feigning, dissimulation, feigned cognitive impairment, feigned conditions, defensiveness, response styles, response bias, impression management, false memories, forensic psychological assessments, forensic assessments, clinical assessments, forensic mental health, forensic psychological evaluations, forensic psychologists, forensic psychiatrists, psychological testing and assessment, detection strategies, expert testimony, expert witnesses, family law, child custody disputes, child protection, child welfare Audience: Forensic psychologists and psychiatrists; other mental health practitioners involved in interviewing and assessment, including clinical psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and counselors. Also of interest to legal professionals"--

Psychological Testing Principles Applications and Issues

As active participants in the development and use of psychological tests, we became disheartened because far too ... in the history of psychology, yet it is constantly in flux because of challenges, new developments, and controversies.

Author: Robert M. Kaplan

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285402499

Category: Foreign Language Study

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PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING: PRINCIPLES, APPLICATIONS, AND ISSUES, Eighth 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. Robert M. Kaplan and Dennis P. 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 bias, laws, and ethics. Chapters are independent enough to allow instructors to structure their class to achieve course objectives. 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, helping to maximize student interest, while Technical Example boxes assist students in grasping complex statistical concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understanding Psychological Testing in Children

Psychological. Testing. CASE ILLUSTRATIONS The mother of Iosh L. had suspected problems for some time; however, ... With these new developments, Mrs. L. and the pediatrician decided to have a private psychologist perform a thorough ...

Author: Stewart Gabel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781489905543

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

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There is a considerable amount of interest within pediatrics and pri mary health care that is currently being directed toward the behavioral and emotional problems of childhood. Traditionally, these areas have been emphasized by child psychiatrists, child psychologists, and psy chiatric social workers. Now, however, the detection and, in some cases, the assessment and treatment of children with these types of disturb ances fall within the province of primary child health care profession als. Even when the child psychiatrist or child psychologist provides the primary mental health treatment for the child, specialists such as pediatricians, family physicians, pediatric nurses, pediatric nurse prac titioners, and speech therapists remain instrumental in support of the ongoing psychotherapeutic process as providers of some other aspect of total health care to the child and family. For these pediatricians, family physicians, and other nonpsychol ogist primary health care providers, it is essential to acquire an under standing and effective working knowledge of important psychological information and concepts to utilize within their own framework and professional responsibilities. In order that this may be accomplished, these professionals with limited backgrounds in psychology must better understand how psychologists themselves assess children and how they derive the conclusions reflected in the statements and reports that are shared with members of their own and other disciplines. In short, nonpsychologists must become substantially more familiar with psy chological assessment, particularly with psychological testing and the subsequent reporting of results.

The Use of Psychological Testing for Treatment Planning and Outcomes Assessment

The SPAI-C: A new child self-report inventory for children. ... The Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED): Scale construction and psychometric characteristics. ... Essentials of psychological testing (3rd ed.).

Author: Mark E. Maruish

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781135630515

Category: Education

Page: 666

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Test-based psychological assessment has been significantly affected by the health care revolution in the United States during the past two decades. Despite new limitations on psychological services across the board and psychological testing in particular, it continues to offer a rapid and efficient method of identifying problems, planning and monitoring a course of treatment, and assessing the outcomes of interventions. This thoroughly revised and greatly expanded third edition of a classic reference, now three volumes, constitutes an invaluable resource for practitioners who in a managed care era need to focus their testing not on the general goals of personality assessment, symptom identification, and diagnosis so often presented to them as students and trainees, but on specific questions: What course of treatment should this person receive? How is it going? Was it effective? New chapters describe new tests and models and new concerns such as ethical aspects of outcomes assessment. Volume I reviews general issues and recommendations concerning the use of psychological testing for screening for psychological disturbances, planning and monitoring appropriate interventions, and the assessing outcomes, and offers specific guidelines for selecting instruments. It also considers more specific issues such as the analysis of group and individual patient data, the selection and implementation of outcomes instrumentation, and the ethics of gathering and using outcomes data. Volume II discusses psychological measures developed for use with younger children and adolescents that can be used for the purposes outlined in Volume I; Volume III, those developed for use with adults. Drawing on the knowledge and experience of a diverse group of leading experts--test developers, researchers, clinicians and others, the third edition of The Use of Psychological Testing for Treatment Planning and Outcomes Assessment provides vital assistance to all clinicians, and to their trainees and graduate students.

Forensic Psychology and Neuropsychology for Criminal and Civil Cases

The psychology of judgment and decision making. New York: McGraw-Hill. Posthuma, A. (2016). Current and new developments in psychological testing for child custody disputes. In M. L. Goldstein (Ed.), Handbook of child custody (pp.

Author: Harold V. Hall

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000464689

Category: Psychology

Page: 920

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Today's increasingly sophisticated psychological and neuropsychological assessments allow for a greater understanding, and improved evaluations, in forensic psychology. By integrating discussions of modern psychological and neuropsychological tests, with extant civil and criminal cases, Forensic Psychology and Neuropsychology for Criminal and Civil Cases, Second Edition serves as a fully-updated, professional resource outlining modern behavioral science’s impact on the legal system. This second edition synthesizes the theoretical, empirical, and clinical literature, examining it through the lens of case application. The book is divided into three parts to look at foundational legal, ethical and applied issues; criminal forensic evaluations; and civil forensic evaluations. Chapters new to this edition address substance abuse and intoxication, interviewing and interrogation, criminal profiling, faked amnesia and recall skills, post-concussive syndrome (PCS), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and trends and research directions. Clinicians, researchers and psychologists practicing in any number of related fields will be able to address relevant questions from both criminal-forensic and civil-forensic perspectives. Key features: Presents the latest advances in methodology and technology to assist forensic professional in assessment and case formulation in the search for ground truth in applied settings Outlines base rates for forensic areas of concern, especially helpful in evaluation, report writing and courtroom testimony as an expert witness Addresses complex criminal issues such as competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, mitigating defenses, and violence risk Forensic Psychology and Neuropsychology for Criminal and Civil Cases, Second Edition is an invaluable resource to clinicians, experts witnesses, and legal professionals—a helpful adjunct for mental health experts to formulate sound direct and cross-examination strategies, and eliciting suggestions for forensically-related treatment and intervention.

An Introduction to Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics

New developments in the use of measures of honesty, integrity, conscientiousness, dependability, trustworthiness and reliability for personnel selection. Personnel Psychology, 49, 787–829. Salgado, J.F. (2000). The big five personality ...

Author: Keith Coaley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446241301

Category: Psychology

Page: 406

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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here A good understanding of the foundations of psychological assessment and measurement is central to both applied and theoretical psychology. Having many years experience as an applied psychologist, trainer and university lecturer, Keith Coaley outlines in an accessible way the key ingredients of psychological assessment, providing case studies to illustrate their application, making it an ideal textbook for courses on psychometrics or psychological assessment. Case studies demonstrate the variety of contexts in which assessment is conducted. With their help readers will be able to prepare for professional practice using the wide variety of test materials available in the modern world. The book covers the nature of assessment, basic components, how tests are made, underlying statistics, reliability and validity, assessment of intelligence, abilities and personality, non-psychometric approaches, as well as ethical and professional issues and modern developments. A final chapter explains how readers can construct their own tests.