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Psychological Testing Principles, Applications, and Issues

ISBN-10: 0495095559
ISBN-13: 9780495095552
Edition: 7th 2009
List price: $349.95
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Description: "Easy-to-read and accessible, Psychological Testing: Principles, Applications, and Issues effectively communicates the excitement and dynamics of the field of psychological testing. Robert Kaplan and Dennis Saccuzzo provide students with a current  More...

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Book details

List price: $349.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/20/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 752
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.124
Language: English

"Easy-to-read and accessible, Psychological Testing: Principles, Applications, and Issues effectively communicates the excitement and dynamics of the field of psychological testing. Robert Kaplan and Dennis Saccuzzo provide students with a current analysis of the most widely used psychological tests in schools, professional training programs, business, industry, the military, and clinical settings. The authors offer a clear picture of how psychological tests are constructed, how they are used, and how an understanding of them can make a difference in their careers and everyday lives. Comprehensive and accurate, yet interesting and personally relevant, this book gets and keeps students' attention through the use of informal discussions and real-life examples."--BOOK JACKET.

Dennis P. Saccuzzo is a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, and an adjunct professor of law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. He has been a scholar and practitioner of psychological testing for over 32 years and has numerous peer-reviewed publications and professional presentations in the field. Dr. Saccuzzo's research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Mental Health, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Education, the Scottish Rite Foundation, and the U.S. armed services. He is also a California licensed psychologist and a California licensed attorney. He is board certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). In addition, he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Assessment Psychology (ABAP) and the American Board of Forensic Medicine He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, and Western Psychological Association for outstanding and unusual contributions to the field of psychology. Dr. Saccuzzo is the author or co-author of over 300 peer-reviewed papers and publications, including eight textbooks and 20 law manuals. He is the president and co-founder of Applications of Psychology to Law, inc, an educational institution that applies psychological science to a legal issues and the study of law.

Principles
Introduction
Norms and Basic Statistics for Testing
Correlation and Regression
Reliability
Validity
Writing and Evaluating Test Items
Test Administration
Applications
Interviewing Techniques
Theories of Intelligence and the Binet Scales
The Wechsler Intelligence Scales: WAIS-III, WISC-IV, and WPPSI-III
Testing in Education: Tests of Ability in Education and Special Education
Standardized Tests in Education, Civil Service, and the Military
Applications in Clinical and Counseling Settings
Projective Personality Tests
Computers and Basic Psychological Science in Testing
Testing in Counseling Psychology
Testing in Health Psychology and Health Care
Testing in Industrial and Business Settings
Issues
Test Bias
Testing and the Law
Ethics and the Future of Psychological Testing

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