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Psychological Testing Principles, Applications, and Issues

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ISBN-10: 0534633064

ISBN-13: 9780534633066

Edition: 6th 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Robert M. Kaplan, Dennis P. Saccuzzo

List price: $192.95
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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.
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Book details

List price: $192.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/15/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 736
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

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
Other Individual 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
Tests Based on Psychological Science and the New Age of Computers
Testing in Counseling Psychology
Testing in Health Psychology and Health Care
Testing in Industrial and Business Settings
Issues
Test Bias
Testing in Forensic Settings
Ethics and the Future of Psychological Testing