Tom Hogan's Psychological Testing: A Practical Introduction emphasizes active learning strategies to provide a practical introduction to the field of testing in psychology and allied disciplines. A rigorous yet accessible text, Psychological Testing is uniquely written as a learning device as opposed to a reference work, encouraging students to apply the material they are learning to real-life, contemporary situations. Part I covers the basic concepts of psychological testing, while Part II provides an introduction to the major categories of psychological tests. For each category, a chapter outlines the major conceptual and procedural approaches and gives examples of tests in the category.
Part I. The World of Psychological Testing. Sources of Information About Tests. Test Norms. Reliability. Validity. Test Development and Item Analysis. Part II. Intelligence: Theories and Issues. Individual Tests of Intelligence. Group Tests of Mental Ability. Neuropsychological Assessment. Achievement Tests. Objective Personality Tests. Projective Techniques. Interest, Attitudes, and Values. Special Applications. Ethical and Legal Issues. Appendices. Test Reviewing and Selection. How to Build a (Simple) Test. Contact Information for Major Test Publishers. Sample Data Sets. Glossary. References. Index.