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Psychological Testing and Assessment : 2nd edition - David Shum

Psychological Testing and Assessment

2nd edition

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Psychological Testing and Assessment gives students a comprehensive introduction to the theory, research and best practice of psychological testing and assessment. The text examines the principles and practice of psychological testing and assessment within an Australian context, with varied examples, discussion of local issues and addresses the Australian Psychological Society Code of Ethics.

The second edition has been substantially updated to incorporate the latest theory and research, and now has expanded coverage of cultural differences and item response theory. With an accessible writing style and clear structure, Psychological Testing and Assessment provides students with a practical and contemporary guide to psychological assessment.

New to this edition:

  • Two new chapters form Part 3: ‘Intelligence’ and ‘Personality and Individual Differences’
  • New author, Peter Creed, brings additional expertise in assessment
  • Additional learning features to enhance student learning: chapter objectives, key terms, practitioner profiles and useful web links.

"The depth with which some topics are covered is impressive. ... A great strength of this book would also have to be the instructor resources that accompany it; in particular, the impressive number of both multiple-choice and short-answer questions available for each chapter. ... The authors also did an excellent job ensuring that content was up to date, which was clearly highlighted when reference was made to the Cattell-Horn-Carroll theory of cognitive abilities." - Kate Jacobs, Journal of the Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist

PART 1: THE CONTEXT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND ASSESSMENT 1. Psychological Tests: What are they and why do we need them? 2. Psychological Testing and Assessment: Processes, Best Practice and Ethics PART 2: METHODOLOGICAL AND TECHNICAL PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING 3. Test Scores and Norms 4. Reliability 5. Validity 6. Test Construction PART 3: SUBSTANTIVE TESTING AND ASSESSMENT AREAS 7. Intelligence 8. Personality and Individual Differences PART 4: AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL APPLICATION 9. Clinical and Mental Health Testing and Assessment 10. Organisational Testing and Assessment 11. Neuropsychological Testing and Assessment 12. Forensic Psychological Testing and Assessment 13. Educational Testing and Assessment PART 5: PROSPECTS AND ISSUES 14. The Future of Testing and Assessment

ISBN: 9780195520415
ISBN-10: 0195520416
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 20th May 2013
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.951
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised